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Re: [Full-disclosure] Perhaps it's time to regulate Microsoft as Critical Infrastructure?

From: Rafael Moraes <rafael_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 10:07:02 GMT
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu


Valdis,

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@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,
> the
> more risk-adverse the companies get - both because regulation implies
> "don't
> rock the boat" and the second-order effects of compliance paperwork and
> similar
> 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 that
> 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
> allow
> them the ability to ship an out-of-cycle patch?
>
>
-- Att, Rafael Moraes Linux Professional Institute Certified - Level 1 ITIL Foundations Certified

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