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

From: Christian Sciberras <uuf6429_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 10:25:28 GMT
To: rafael@bsd.com.br


Not even Linux or OSX for the matter....

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Rafael Moraes <rafael@bsd.com.br> wrote:

> 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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