A lesson from Microsoft

Transcendent Vision quotes Slashdot: “A senior Microsoft Corp. executive told a federal court last week that sharing information with competitors could damage national security and even threaten the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. He later acknowledged that some Microsoft code was so flawed it could not be safely disclosed.” (Emphasis added.) The follow up from Microsoft is even better: As a result of the flaws, Microsoft has asked the court to allow a “national security” carve-out from the requirement that any code or API’s be made public. Microsoft has therefore taken the position that their code is so bad that it must kept secret to keep people from being killed by it.

That could be the next big Linux campaign: Use Linux and Live! I may have an interesting Linux-related announcement soon, within the next week or so. If you’ve been following Slashdot, you may even have some idea what it’s regarding.