osOpinion: Hypocrisy Taints Censure of Microsoft
Oct 25, 2001, 12:04 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Wiltshire)
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"When it comes to slinging words in the battle over
Windows versus Linux, some IT advocates have a better throw than
In response to a recent essay by Scott Culp, manager of the
Microsoft Security Response Center, about his request that people
stop publishing information on computer security vulnerabilities,
open-source advocate Eric S. Raymond suggested that if Microsoft
can't stand the heat?
Mr. Raymond's article goes down the fashionable path of bashing
Microsoft with little real basis in fact or thought. If you ask me,
Mr. Raymond is a hypocrite. Where did I see him rant about the BIND
admins setting up a private, members-only mailing list for security
issues in the most common DNS server in the world?
What makes Mr. Raymond come out of the woodwork to assault
Microsoft when the maintainers of the Internet think that keeping
technical details of flaws under NDAs is a good idea?"