Subject: Re: Microsoft: Closed source is more secure
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 14:17:07 +0100

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 09:08:52AM -0400, Keith Bostic wrote:
> "Review is boring and time consuming, and it's hard," said Steve Lipner,
> manager of Microsoft's security response center. "Simply putting the
> source code out there and telling folks 'here it is' doesn't provide any
> assurance or degree of likelihood that the review will occur."

Eevn though I know he's effectively preaching to the converted, I wonder
if this is wilful or true ignorance of the existence of OpenBSD.

A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions
that make it fail.
		-- Jerry Ogdin