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Symantec Buys SecurityFocus, among others....
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Charles 'core' Stevenson)
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 14:56:52 -0600
Perhaps the best way to beat these cash hounds at their own game
is to start using a strictly not-for-profit licensing on all released
advisories and proof-of-concept code which stipulates that for-profit
companies may not use said information in any way.
That's exactly what needs to happen :)
Let's face it: the for-profit companies have been leeching off the
community for years and giving nothing back save for sponsorship of key
escrow, further draconian legislation, and advocacy of a security cabal
(which they would control) that would take free information and bundle it
as a pay-for product/service.
Look, I have nothing against someone trying to make a buck. That
is the cornerstone of the capitalist system. What burns my biscuits is
that the monolithic security companies are not making this money off their
own efforts, but by leeching off the egalitarian contributions of those
who possess a skill set the businesses are not willing to pay for.
Well said! I'm not sure I really have much to say except yes yes yes!
1. About the only real effort I see from corporate security firms these
days is whipping up FUD-filled press releases to scare the living
bejeezus out of the masses about "cyber-terrorism" and other happy
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Symantec Buys SecurityFocus, among others.... Ed Moyle (Jul 18)
Symantec Buys SecurityFocus, among others.... Nexus (Jul 18)
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- Symantec Buys SecurityFocus, among others.... Charles 'core' Stevenson (Jul 18)