Is an Open Source Linux From China Secure?

Episode 1717 (1:11:33)

Doug from San Francisco, CA
China

Doug wants to know how safe an open-source distro of Linux is from China. Leo says the key is that it's open-source and that likely means it's secure. HOWEVER, Leo stopped using Ubuntu because they added the capability to phone home back to Ubuntu. So he stays away from proprietary distros now in favor of community developed flavors like Debian or Manjaro Arch. Also, there's System 76s PopOS. It's great for the novice.