Developing secure software. Was: Re: [Dshield] DCOM morning after

Kenneth Porter shiva at
Thu Aug 14 00:58:34 GMT 2003

--On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 10:25 AM -0700 Paul Fottler <paulf at>

> They wanted to make DAMN SURE their programs worked perfectly to protect
> Now, take a commercial software company as a comparison.

Interesting observations. I wonder if this would be argument for higher
quality in open source? While lives aren't on the line, the programmer's
reputation is much more visible than in a faceless corporation, and he doesn't
have the pressure of ship deadlines to worry about.

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