News Burst: Microsoft dismisses open source

Microsoft doesn't trust open source because it raises security issues

Open source is too insecure to take seriously according to technical representatives at Microsoft.

Microsoft group product manager Aubrey Edwards dismissed rumours that Microsoft would open up any of its precious source code, claiming it leaves security wide open.

"It's too much of a sweeping generalisation to say we'd open up source code completely. We do make some source code available to some individuals in academic institutions for example, and that is our ongoing strategy. Open source raises various security issues. How many banks will tell you where their cameras are and where their vaults are?"

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