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