May 5, 2001

Intellectual property vs. Open Source

Author: JT Smith

As the Microsoft-Mundie aftershocks ripple across the Open Source community (or simply caused you to giggle loudly, your choice), thought-provoking editorials such as this one from LinuxFreak.org continue to surface. "It is quite essential to grasp the possibilities one can achieve using an open standard. For example, the latest
vulnerability in IIS 5.0 evidently allows arbitrary remote parties to gain full control of a Win2K server, if the source for IIS
5.0 was open, this sort of issue may've been quelled well before it was deemed ready for production. In contrast, it is
rare and generally surprising when a HTTPD such as Apache has a new, compromising vulnerability. "

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