Forwarded from: Jason Coombs <jasonc@private> Cc: paul@private;, Dan_Verton@private;, rforno@private;, full-disclosure@private InfoSec News wrote: > Forwarded from: Paul Robichaux <paul@private> > 1. Geer claimed to be speaking for @stake. He wasn't. I do hope that all of you actually read the report before forming any opinions about it, the people who wrote it, or the manner in which those people portrayed themselves as authors of it. It is simply impossible to interpret Geer's role in authoring this report as anything close to "speaking for @Stake" -- it was clearly the "speaking" part that got him canned, and one need not be paranoid in order to see Microsoft's direct or indirect influence in the growing "punishment for speech" phenomenon within the United States. @Stake's own political bias in advancing the so-called "responsible disclosure" process is a crucial element of criminalizing speech... We can't put speakers in prison unless we can prove that they violated the rules with their speech, so @Stake is busy trying to define the rules. The whole business makes me feel sick. What we really need is freedom, and the ability to defend ourselves adequately from anyone who might choose to exercise theirs in a way that doesn't conform to other people's arbitrary definition of "responsible". There was a time in the past when there was little doubt that we had freedom. Freedom must be one of the costs of monopoly. CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly How the Dominance of Microsoft's Products Poses a Risk to Security http://www.ccianet.org/papers/cyberinsecurity.pdf Sincerely, Jason Coombs jasonc@private - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomo@private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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