Re: "and didn't have a million holes?"
"I wouldn't bet any open source implementation would be better.... especially if they reuse the old code and start to add features instead of rewriting it - and even rewriting it would be dangerous."
Haven't we seen this before?
First it would be a lone hacker with an itch to scratch.
Then he'd invite his friends to help so he could finish the 0.9 version.
The public would love it and download it millions of times.
It would become too much for the lone hacker, so he'd pass it off to the community.
The Community would make it awesome, way better than it was before.
The Community would need a Committee.
The Committee would want to start reigning things in for managability.
The hacker influence would start to wane. Bloat would ensue.
The Committee would recommend forming a Foundation.
The Foundation would start making decisions on their own with little attention paid to the wants of the Community or the users.
Eventually the Foundation would remove all menus, and other features that some users found useful
The Community and users would complain
The Foundation would suggest the users are ignorant and that they go fuck themselves
Some details might be blurred in the shadows of time, but I swear I've seen something like this before, I just can't remember where.