[ale] [ISN] Microsoft to reveal Palladium source code (fwd)

Pete Hardie pete.hardie at sciatl.com
Wed Jun 26 13:04:45 EDT 2002

John Wells wrote:
> A small concession and strategic move.  The simple fact that binaries have
> to be signed digitally means that if you or I compile *any* source,
> whether kernel, app, etc., it won't run.  Only authorized certified
> binaries will.  That's the kicker...it defeats open source by using one of
> its best and most important benefits against itself...

This will immediately alienate all developers using MS products - because there
is no way to handle getting your product binary "authorized" given the speed
of the development cycle.  How can you develop a product that will run on 
NT/Windows if you need to get a digital signature for every compile?

And if it's built into the compiler, then open source will work just fine.

Pete Hardie                   |   Goalie, DVSG Dart Team
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Scientific Atlanta, Digital Video Services Group

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