Friday, September 26, 2003

The consequences of angering Microsoft ....

Company disowns author of critical MS report
Security vendor @stake Inc. has dissociated itself from a report critical of Microsoft Corp.'s OS dominance, and says that the report's instigator, former @stake Chief Technical Officer Dan Geer has left the company abruptly.

Geer and several other researchers wrote a report which argued that Microsoft's dominance of the desktop and server OS markets posed an inherent danger to security. The report was sponsored by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).

I hope Geer expected to be canned and had a good severance clause in his contract -- otherwise he was being rather naive.

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