EDN: Open Source: Keep It Current Or Suffer The Consequences
Mar 15, 2007, 02:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Dipert)
"While traveling last week, I shared a meal with a friend whose
company is considering incorporating open source code, both to
improve his project's economics and its resultant quality. Our
conversation reminded me of one of my more popular (and
controversial) writeups of times past, a piece entitled 'Visibility
= Vulnerability' that I was compelled to write after the
out-of-date FTP client on my server appliance got cracked.
"Judging from the feedback, a lot of people misunderstood the
point of my past diatribe (or maybe there are just a lot of Linux
fanboys out there)..."