Wired: Did MS Pay for Open-Source Scare?
Jun 05, 2002, 14:30 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)
"'Opening the Open Source Debate,' a white paper slated to be
released Friday by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, indicates
that open-source software is inherently less secure than
proprietary software. The report warns governments against relying
on open-source software for national security.
"Open-source advocates wondered if the white paper is actually a
veiled Microsoft response to recent reports of rising government
and military interest in open-source systems.
"A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that Microsoft provides funding
to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.