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CNET News: Governments to See Windows Code

Jan 15, 2003, 14:30 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Microsoft will share the source code underlying its Windows operating system with several international governments, a move designed to address concerns about the security of the OS...

"Microsoft has criticized the open-source movement, the philosophy behind Linux and several other projects that compete with Microsoft software. But one advantage the open-source community has over Microsoft is that suspicious parties may see exactly what's going on in the software it produces.

"'Certainly they want to reduce the possible reasons people are looking at Linux,' said Gartner analyst Michael Silver. 'It sounds like another attempt by Microsoft to appear to be a bit more open...'"

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