[Dshield] Microsoft - Threat to National Security?
Jon R. Kibler
Jon.Kibler at aset.com
Fri Sep 26 14:17:48 GMT 2003
I believe this falls under the category "You have the right to free speech as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it."
Microsoft Critic Dismissed by @Stake
A computer security expert who contributed to a paper deeply critical
of Microsoft has been dismissed by his employer, a consulting company
that works closely with the software giant.
Dan Geer, a longtime computer security researcher, and several colleagues
released a controversial study on Wednesday that called the ubiquity of
Microsoft software a hazard to the economy and to national security.
Although independently financed and researched, the study was distributed
by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a
Washington-based trade association largely made up of Microsoft's rivals.
Cambridge, Mass-based @Stake, where Geer worked as chief technical officer,
said in a statement Thursday that the researcher had not gotten his
employers' approval for the study's release, and that he was no longer
associated with the company.
Jon R. Kibler
Charleston, SC USA
Kenton Smith wrote:
> Has anyone else had a chance to read this report regarding how
> Microsoft's monopoly position makes it a national security threat? I'd
> be curious to hear other people's take on this. I'm still trying to come
> up with something coherent, it's certainly controversial, I'll give it
> Go here and click on the Read Report link -
> Please don't make this an o/s war thread, that's not in anyone's best
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