buzzardsbay writes: "Baseline writer Doug Bartholomew poses an interesting question: In an Internet- and network-connected world, how secure can stored data really be? Bartholomew engages two data storage and security experts — Benjamin Woo of IDC and Paul Proctor from Gartner — in a sort of tandem Q&A to sort out what measures organizations can take to improve the security of their internally stored customer, product and employee data. In this dueling banjos of doom, it's pretty clear that even as the list of companies, government agencies, and academic institutions losing sensitive data grows daily, most companies remain frighteningly, irrationally confidant that their stored data is secure."
Of course, Microsoft is not widely trusted in the Open Source world, and their motives have been called into question during the approval discussions. How can they be attacking Open Source projects on one hand, and seeking not only to use open source methods, but use of the OSI Approved Open Source trademark? Nobody knows for sure except for Microsoft. But if you are confident that Open Source is the best way to develop software (as we at the Open Source Initiative are), then you can see why Microsoft would both attack Open Source and seek to use it at the same time. It is both their salvation and their enemy."