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Saturday, April 13, 2002

 

Good News. Microsoft postpones .NET My services, which means that the convicted monopoly is meeting with resistance. I, for one, applaud this turn of events. Why? I don't have confidence in their ability to secure my personal information, and I don't trust their corporate motives. Will I ever trust them? It depends on how effective they are with their security initiatives, and if they can manage to actually ship a product that is reliable; i.e., no memory leaks requiring therapeutic reboots, doesn't invite malicious code, and is designed to protect data and processes. In my opinion they have a long way to go.

Sobering News. If you develop commercial or business-critical products under the GPL, be aware that the Free Software Foundation is taking a proactive role in enforcing the GPL. See FSF ask Lindows: 'Where's the Source?' for details.