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From: ggilliss at (Gregory A. Gilliss)
Subject: CyberInsecurity: The cost of Monopoly

Two points:

One - Geer's name is only one of many  on this report. There are seven
peoples' names, and all command considerable respected in the community.
Therefore I assert that the report will stand any scrutiny, and that
it has merit on its own.

Two - if Geer was fired as a result of the report (and only Chris or
someone equally high up at @stake knows the truth - I invite them to
comment), then this will be perceived as a VERY negative act that 
could conceivably have repercussions for M$ and @Stake (formerly 
the L0pht Heavy Industries guys). M$ I can understand; their business
practices have been and continue to be reprehensible. But personally
I do not want to see the L0pht/ crowd cast in the role of villian.      
That would be a very sad day indeed...


On or about 2003.09.25 17:53:07 +0000, Marc Maiffret ( said:

> They are going to need to update Dan Geers title in the report...
> Microsoft critic loses job over report

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