Mozilla Foundation Looking for Names of Organizations That Have Switched to Mozilla
Sunday July 18th, 2004
Bart Decrem writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is looking for examples of companies or organizations that have moved from IE to Mozilla-based browsers in the last few weeks. Please chime in if you know of any!"
#76 Re: Re: Re: Laws
Monday July 19th, 2004 11:11 AM
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We both agree there is a big problem with some software. My point is that legislation is a very bad and blunt tool for the job of sorting it out. Imagine having to craft a law that outlaws the distributing of security holed products that permeate the majority of institutions and that keep a country running whilst at the same time not including Joe Wibble who knocks out a small program that does something useful and so is used by (almost) everyone but which is also found to have a security hole. Putting the difference in to words is a very difficult task. Lawyers spend their life looking at legislation and seeing how they can twist it to their clients bidding. I would not trust the legislature to get this right. I would not trust the legislature to not take backhanders from the likes of some monopoly organisation to word it a particular way. Even through the front door the likes of Microsoft could have a strong lobbying impact on any such laws. This is far too dangerous an area to get into. In fact I suspect big business would just *love* to increase the amount of legislation aroung software development.