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ComputerWeekly: Open Source, Open Season

Sep 17, 2003, 04:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Moores)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Microsoft remains uncomfortably trapped between a rock and a hard place as it seeks to deliver credible arguments to support the investment it has made in Trustworthy Computing, and fight off the challenges from the Linux corner.

"In the US, The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has urged The Department of Homeland Security to reconsider its decision to use Microsoft software on its desktop and server systems. It cites 'major security failures' created by the vulnerabilities in Windows and some security specialists are now advocating direct regulation, in the form of legislation that makes software companies liable for damage caused by security flaws in their products..."

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