So if im not mistaken, the privacy issue with closed source software is that since the code isn’t open to the public, you can’t be sure that the company isn’t eating your data. And If they say they respect your privacy, you really don’t have any guarantee besides taking their word for it. Please correct me if I’m misunderstood.“So why can’t companies make their stuff open source, for privacy and security reasons? I’d still pay for it.” I wondered. Then I realized that if they open source it, people can pretty much take the source code and compile it themselves to get the software for free. That and unauthorized Homebrew versions of the software could spread. So even if they wanted to open source their software for privacy and security reasons, they couldn’t if they are selling the product commercially since they then wouldn’t make a profit.Is there any solution to this dilemma? What can be done to gain that security and transparency in commercial software?