May 15, 2002

Open source review would aid Windows security: Gartner

The Register: "Microsoft should dump security via obscurity, and submit its software to open source review, according to Gartner. The open source review bit is something so utterly alien, communist and horrible to the mind of Bill Gates that it's almost worth us running a competition to find what he'd rather do (Sacrifice of firstborn? Auction mother on eBay? Tell Steve Jobs he was right?) - but actually, Gartner is perpetrating a small piece of sensationalism by saying it agrees with Gates about security, "and believes that open source review of Microsoft's code is necessary to meet security goals."

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