[Full-disclosure] Perhaps it's time to regulate Microsoft as Critical Infrastructure?
quanticle at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 01:05:15 GMT 2010
Well, either Windows will no longer exist, or Windows will be the only thing
that will exist. Remember, very few people in the government have the
necessary technical knowledge to evaluate operating systems accurately.
Therefore, they will rely on private industry for input. In practice, this
will mean that Microsoft will get to dictate the standards that every
operating system must meet in order to be approved.
-- Rohit Patnaik
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Rafael Moraes <rafael at bsd.com.br> wrote:
> That's the way!!!! The government must have a kind of protocol to allow OS
> to be released.
> I believe that Windows will no longer exist after that. LOL.
> 2010/1/25 <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>
> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:03:03 -0200, Rafael Moraes said:
>> > This is a subject that need to be discussed very carefully. I agree, It
>> > should be "controlled", but, how far?
>> In particular, one must be *very* careful to not create unintended
>> consequences. For instance, in general the more regulated an industry is,
>> more risk-adverse the companies get - both because regulation implies
>> rock the boat" and the second-order effects of compliance paperwork and
>> issues. Look at the mountains of paperwork needed to get the FAA to
>> type-certify a new airplane as airworthy - what if Microsoft had to do
>> level of detail for Windows 8, the next release of Exchange, and the next
>> release of Office?
>> How do you make Microsoft "regulated" in any meaningful sense, and still
>> them the ability to ship an out-of-cycle patch?
> Rafael Moraes
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