[funsec] Here We Go Again: Internet 'Drivers Licenses'
rick at support-intelligence.com
Mon Feb 15 22:36:36 CST 2010
If you want to subvert the "internet drivers license" meme, insist that
it is applications and hardware that should have the drivers license.
Inform that its not a people problem, but and identity problems around
applications and hardware.
Use the "drivers license" meme as it has momentum, just divert it from
people to software.
Tomas L. Byrnes wrote:
> Well, the alternative would be for Craig and his company to pay some
> attention to the quality of their software, but that would cost some
> serious money.
> So, much more useful for them to divert attention from the genesis of
> the whole problem: their OS; and let governments clean it up, all while,
> naturally, making the barrier to entry for competitors to his company
> much higher.
> As long as you understand that the senior execs of US Publicly traded
> companies parse Milton Friedman's famous dictum to suit their personal
> (lack of) morality:
> The full dictum is (their referring to the shareholders): "That
> responsi-bility is to conduct the business in accordance with their
> desires, which generally will be to make as much money as possible while
> con-forming to the basic rules of the society, both those embodied in
> law and those embodied in ethical custom." Milton Friedman, New York
> Times Magazine, September 13, 1970
> Generally, they paraphrase that to be "maximize shareholder value",
> sometimes "within the limits of the Law", by which they tend to mean
> whatever you can get away with for a cost of lawsuit that is less than
> the cost of doing the right thing.
> You will note that Friedman had a much broader view: that they conform
> to the basic rules of society " both those embodied in law and those
> embodied in ethical custom."
> However, you will find precious few captains of industry of the last 30
> years operate on a principle more elevated than: "You'll be gone, I'll
> be gone, I got mine".
> Craig Mundie is just an apologist for his Uncle Fester lookalike boss:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
>> On Behalf Of Paul Ferguson
>> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 4:50 PM
>> To: funsec
>> Subject: [funsec] Here We Go Again: Internet 'Drivers Licenses'
> The meme that seemingly will not die -- Craig Mundie, chief research
> strategy officer for Microsoft, mentions it again:
> - ferg
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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