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February 26, 2006

Earn $10000 in your spare time

Security intelligence outfit iDefense Labs is offering a $10,000 reward to any hacker who finds a worm hole in Microsoft's products... Microsoft isn't all that happy about it, although the resonating open source/closed source philosophical debate may well be at the root of it all.

Yet one might pause to ask whether companies would do this in other areas, particularly in relation to another corporation's property. They may well do, but without the fanfare. Does it send the wrong message (closed source argument) or does it subject it to the most rigorous testing regime (open source argument)?

Posted by gary at February 26, 2006 09:39 AM


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