Microsoft CTO talks about security and open source. What security?
by Mirko Zorz - Tuesday, 8 October 2002.
In order to justify the insecurity of Microsoft products, Mr. Mundie also points out that programming is too error-prone and that the complexity of the evolving computer systems is too fast for people to comprehend. This is, unusual, at least, when coming from a CTO of the biggest software company in the World. He's really trying to tell us that all the money that closed source software has earned them is not enough to employ quality programmers? That seems to be the biggest problem in Microsoft - it's probably not the programmers, they probably have extremely qualified people, but rather the approach that they take when developing software. They should take a minute and stop thinking only about money and think about the users and their needs to have real "trustworthy computing" when using their products.

Sometimes I think that the only places Microsoft really thinks about the users and security is in the ads and in the speeches, the results are nowhere to be seen. And the excuse that security takes a lot of time to achieve is not to be even taken into consideration anymore, if the open source community can achieve it, why such a corporate giant can't?

Last, but not least, the number of Security Bulettins Microsoft issued this year until now is 57.

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