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SecurityFocus: Standardizing on Security

Jan 16, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hal Flynn)

"Things that are created in an open fashion tend to be the best of breed. They benefit from the entire world seeing them at their most basic level, and parties collaborating to enhance them and make them better. Open technology is an example of this.

"The Internet would be very different today had it not been built on the open model. Through Requests For Comments (RFCs), Internet Engineering Task Force drafts, and other open forums, the development and discussion of ideas and technologies has flourished into standards that, despite their age, are as good now as when they were conceived. In most cases, open is best, because it produces the best results..."

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