Re: TECH: Microsoft: Closed source is more secure

From: Francois-Rene Rideau (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 16:00:04 MDT

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 05:58:33PM -0000, Robert Coyote wrote:
> As an ex software tester for MS, I can say MS only tests up to the point
> where the cost of test is not exceeded by some marketing goal, I personally
> know of quite a few "wont fix" bugs that will never be fixed because of
> cost and timing considerations.

This but confirms my section about disappearing services in my rant against
patents, whose arguments are valid against Information Protectionism in

BTW, is there some kind of common extropian opinion about IP?
I'm collecting various articles against IP at the end of the above article...

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