SecurityFocus: Standardizing on Security
Jan 16, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hal Flynn)
"Things that are created in an open fashion tend to be the best
of breed. They benefit from the entire world seeing them at their
most basic level, and parties collaborating to enhance them and
make them better. Open technology is an example of this.
"The Internet would be very different today had it not been
built on the open model. Through Requests For Comments (RFCs),
Internet Engineering Task Force drafts, and other open forums, the
development and discussion of ideas and technologies has flourished
into standards that, despite their age, are as good now as when
they were conceived. In most cases, open is best, because it
produces the best results..."