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LinuxInsider: Microsoft, Open Source and National Security

Apr 24, 2004, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)
Two weeks ago, I wondered out loud about the top 10 worst IT business decisions ever made and nominated HP's decision to follow DEC down the road to oblivion for top spot. Today I'd like to suggest that the U.S. Defense Department's continued use of Microsoft's software is likely to top a future list of this kind.

"The equation here is simple. First, recognize that Microsoft's software security depends crucially on keeping its source code secret. That's not a comment from an anti-Microsoft bigot--it's the testimony given under oath by Microsoft vice president Jim Allchin..."

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