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EDN: Open Source: Keep It Current Or Suffer The Consequences

Mar 15, 2007, 02:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Dipert)

"While traveling last week, I shared a meal with a friend whose company is considering incorporating open source code, both to improve his project's economics and its resultant quality. Our conversation reminded me of one of my more popular (and controversial) writeups of times past, a piece entitled 'Visibility = Vulnerability' that I was compelled to write after the out-of-date FTP client on my server appliance got cracked.

"Judging from the feedback, a lot of people misunderstood the point of my past diatribe (or maybe there are just a lot of Linux fanboys out there)..."

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