[oclug] FW: Open Source Software / Logiciels Ouverts
chris123 at magma.ca
Thu Jan 29 23:40:53 EST 2004
On Thursday 29 January 2004 11:33, Longtin, Christopher wrote:
The following statements bring a smile to my face and reflects how much
education (or how thick the marketing of the competition is) remains to be
>> Unfortunately, this software may or
> > may not be supported,
Hmm: Lets see now; IBM, HP, Novell, and a multitude of tier two vendors and a
raft of tier three vendors. All available locally and internationally. Direct
access tel numbers provided upon request.
> > could pose a security risk
Hmm: Sure if you have a lowsey sys admin, in general however has a better
track record then any other competitive offering for bug fixes and security
updates and if you choose to go with SuSE/Novell, well it even comes EL3
certification see: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5144199.html
> > and may
> > present legal implications.
Like my parents used to say, a very long time ago when I didnt want to eat
dinner. "Eat it all, and think of all those starving kids in China...[the
response]....Ya, name me two..??"
Sure there are legal issues. Some are real and others, well they serve to fuel
this type of communication and irresponsible critical thought. (At least
thats what my prof called it, far to many years ago as well: Critical
A note to MS Canada (lets keep it local) Kindly review the following:
> > There may be cases where
> > application developers are including unapproved software in
> > application code that will eventually run in the production
> > environment. In such cases, if the software is not
> > adequately tested, it has the potential to cause problems to
> > the computing platform or to the application itself and may
> > pose a potential security risk.
Kind regards...much to be done. Lets keep it friendly and informative however.
Blasting SCO and others only sends the wrong message.
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