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Re: LAMP vs Microsoft
From: Darren Reed <avalon () caligula anu edu au>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:19:54 +1000 (Australia/ACT)

In some mail from Bob Beck, sie said:

And I think vulnerabilities disclosed are a much better indicator
of the changes to QA/development of products than any hyperbole
from those responsible (be it management or developers.)

      No, I think vulnerabilities disclosed is simply a measure of how much
development and deployment is happening on the platform. period. 

Well, if that is what you think, I disagree and I think you're wrong.

And I'm sure the people behind openbsd would have a lot to say about
that statement of yours, too.

interesting for hackers to target and vulnerabilities to be found.

What would concern me more here is if one platform was on the up
whilst the other was on the down.

      This will always be the case as one platform changes in popularity
for deployments relative to another. 

There are a lot of holes in that statement you've made there,
with many incorrect assumptions...where to start...
How about if the relative popularity is approximately to stable?

      The simple fact is most of the MS/PHP/JAVA web development will be
being done by code monkeys, fresh out of school..

You're confusing what I'm interested in (platform security) with
the people who use the platform to develop on top of.  If the
foundations of what you're using are insecure, then the web
developer has a harder task.


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