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ZDNet Australia: Why Ballmer Just Doesn't Get It

Oct 15, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Gray)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Microsoft has come a long way in its understanding of security over the last five years, but comments made last week by its chief executive Steve Ballmer go to show it needs to change not only its approach, but must recognise that it doesn't operate in a vacuum.

"In particular, his comment that he wishes security researchers would just shut their mouths is a sure sign that Ballmer just doesn't get it. His ambit scenario would see researchers only telling Microsoft about bugs they find. He actually cited the good of the world for his reasoning. At least he didn't bring God into it..."

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