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CNET News: Microsoft to Reveal Palladium Source Code

Jun 25, 2002, 14:30 (46 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft, long a proponent of keeping source code secret, plans to publish the source code to a critical part of its Palladium project to enhance security, a representative of the software giant said Monday.

"The component--some thousands of lines of source code--is the basic foundation of the security proposed in Microsoft's project and, as such, is the linchpin for the software giant's trusted-computing platform.

"'We will be publishing the source code because people will need to trust this,' said Mario Juarez, group product manager for the Palladium project at Microsoft. 'To get people to believe in what is happening in that little piece of code is critical...'"

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