Don't fall for the monoculture myth

Posted by phsolide on Apr 25, 2009 6:11 AM EDT
InfoWorld; By Roger Grimes
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Another member of the Windows ecosystem takes a rhetorical stance in favor of a software monoculture, in this case, the Adobe Acrobat PDF reader/viewer.

Apparently, people in the Windows Ecosystem are still smarting from Dan Geer et al's 2003 paper, "CyberInsecurity: The cost of Monopoly, How the Dominance of Microsoft's Products Poses a Risk to Security" (http://www.ccianet.org/papers/cyberinsecurity.pdf).

Periodically, a heavy hitter needs to announce that the safety of a software monoculture is not at risk, and we must not even think of using alternatives. Here's this quarter's heavy hit!

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this is so silly tuxchick 10 793 Apr 27, 2009 11:01 AM

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