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Re: Perhaps it's time to regulate Microsoft as Critical Infrastructure?
From: Christian Sciberras <uuf6429 () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:46:46 +0100

Some people think or assume that MS lays eggs daily.
As if the security team at MS stayed leg over the other waiting for some bug
to crop up some day.





On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:11 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:

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?


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