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Wired: Did MS Pay for Open-Source Scare?

Jun 05, 2002, 14:30 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"'Opening the Open Source Debate,' a white paper slated to be released Friday by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, indicates that open-source software is inherently less secure than proprietary software. The report warns governments against relying on open-source software for national security.

"Open-source advocates wondered if the white paper is actually a veiled Microsoft response to recent reports of rising government and military interest in open-source systems.

"A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that Microsoft provides funding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

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