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