ZDNet is running an interview with Nominum manager Jon Shalowitz
; it's an amusingly retro experience for those of us who have forgotten what 1990's-style security FUD looked like. "If I have a secret way of blocking a hacker from attacking my software, if it's freeware or open source, the hacker can look at the code.
By virtue of something being open source, it has to be open to everybody to look into. I can't keep secrets in there. But if I have a commercial-grade software product, then all of that is closed off, and so things are not visible to the hacker.
" Needless to say, he is attempting to sell such a product.
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