Exposed to a Web of viruses

    Date25 Jun 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Another article on the merits of open source and security. "Now, however, enterprise IT pros worry that the grand integration vision implemented by Microsoft has brought with it unintended consequences. ... Advocates of open-source software, such as the Linux operating . . . Another article on the merits of open source and security. "Now, however, enterprise IT pros worry that the grand integration vision implemented by Microsoft has brought with it unintended consequences. ... Advocates of open-source software, such as the Linux operating system or the Apache Web server, often argue that their approach is inherently safer than reliance on proprietary code such as Windows. Paul Vixie, president of the Internet Software Consortium, of Redwood City, Calif., and head architect of the Berkeley Internet Name Domain program that associates Internet addresses with human-readable URLs, asserts that "open-source software enjoys the best system-level testing in the industry," that "uncounted strangers reading the source code ... keep an open-source developer on his or her toes in a way that no manager could."
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