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Re: [suse-security] OT:[suse-security] don't put'em togheter...



On Wednesday 30 October 2002 09:29, Marcel Erkens wrote:

> Why is it such a surprise that the US govt is against open source
> licensing?

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2002/05/30/linux-government.htm:

A study completed for the Pentagon by the Mitre Corp. last week 
identified 249 U.S. government uses of open-source computer systems and 
tools, with Linux running on several Air Force computers, along with 
systems run by the Marine Corps, the Naval Research Laboratory and 
others.

The report recommended further use of open-source computing systems, on 
the grounds that they were less vulnerable to cyberattacks and far 
cheaper.

> After all, MS "funds" (ermm.. sorry.. donates to) a lot of
> their election campaigns.  If they truly were donating because of
> political preference they wouldn't be spreading the wealth it to both
> sides of the fence now would they?

Might be it's hard to win a war with Windows? Oh, I'm getting cynical? 
Don't mind.


Vinzent.

-- 
A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I.  I
believe everything positively stinks.
		-- Lew Col


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