__/ [ Peter ] on Friday 17 March 2006 08:24 \__
> Jim Richardson wrote:
>> that makes perfect sense for them. How can they trust it otherwise?
Precisly. So how long will it be before they demand to see what runs some
mission-critical systems which use Windows? Given the sheer number of
security alerts, one should raise the level of skepticism. Europe is getting
closer to that demand, but the intent is different altogether.
> They will never admit it, but MI5, GCSB, etc no doubt make extensive use of
> Linux for top secret applications. As long as they use it themselves and
> do not market it, they can modify the kernel, and other GPL software
> without needing to disclose the source code.
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