GCN calls 2014 the worst year for government open source, and I set fire to London.
This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about Vulcan death grips, death from above, and the death of the open source business model.
On June 3-4, you should be at the Health Datapalooza in DC. On the morning of June 4 at the Westin in DC, I'll be spending the morning with Wyatt Kash at the "Open Path to IT Security Roundtable". I've done one of these for Platform-as-a-Service, and I love it. Having a friendly, relaxed atmosphere … Continue reading This Week: IT Security Roundtable
Dave and Gunnar talk about two-factor, open source health, homomorphism, OpenStack security, and why Dave needs to send flowers to Red Hat Support
A Navy team of computer hacking experts found some deficiencies when assigned to try to penetrate the network of the USS Freedom, the lead vessel in the $37 billion Littoral Combat Ship program, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. – Reuters I have no particular love for the LCS program, but this … Continue reading Shame, Irony, and the Littoral Combat Ship.
Here's a fun1 experiment: take an open source policy from your agency, company, whatever, and strike out the words "open source". Bam, you now have a much more sensible and reasonable "software" policy. When the OMB and DOD declared open source software to be "commercial software," it wasn't a bureaucratic trick to legitimize open source. … Continue reading Open source software policy is better without open source.
Apparently, Shake it Up, a Disney kid's show, has an over-the-top stereotype nerd dispensing computer security advice: Nerd: Did you use open-source code to save time, and the virus was hidden in it? Stupid: Maybe? Nerd: Rookie mistake. Slashdot will, of course, lose its mind, but the real headline is that open source was mentioned in the first … Continue reading Disney sitcom says open source is insecure