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[ale] Two talking stories

how about a remedy that would make both sides happy.
have the DOD start using (by law) a more secure OS (like linux) , and then MS 
could keep their API's

On Monday 20 May 2002 17:50, you wrote:
> On Mon, 20 May 2002, Thompson Freeman wrote:
> > On another note, and I've misplaced the URL at the moment so I will
> > reply to myself in a little while, Jim Allchin of Microsoft apparently
> > has testified in court that some API's and protocols are so insecure that
> > they can not be openly published without compromising DOD and other
> > federal TLAs security. The Fed's claim to be deeply concerned about
> > security, yet apparently they may be wide open to a persistant terrorist.
> > I suspect that I should be concerned...
> http://www.eweek.com/article/0,3658,s%253D701%2526a%253D26875,00.asp
> Absolutely unbelievable. I don't have the words to describe what I'm
> thinking...

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of DOS,
and danced the skies on Linux silvered wings.

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