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   RE: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 5:55 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: Rich Salz; Bullard, Claude L (Len); Chris Wilper; 
> xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation
> > 
> > This is probably the funniest thing I've ever read on XML-DEV. 
> Really?  Which part?  The assertion that Unix is basically 
> simpler than the alternatives, or the assertion that it 
> achieves a good level of security?  

The latter. Better people than me can tell you why this common
misconception is false[0,1]. The main thing the Unix family of operating
systems  have going for them with regards to security is the higher
degree of sophistication of their users and their lack of mainstream
adoption than on their qualities as a "secure system".  Of course, you
may have a lower criteria for the term "secure system" than I do in
which case YMMV.  

[0] http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/faq.html#I2
[1] http://books.rsbac.org/unstable/x115.html

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