[fosscomm] Looking for short-term consultant for TCO study
satyaakam at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 01:29:28 PDT 2012
> For sure - our report could also explain why TCO is an incorrect measure.
> We could feature quotes from list members if they give us permission to do
> so. We could also suggest ways in which TCO could be reframed to take into
> account other factors.
> Finally 'lines of source' is also an important issue for the Govt. I heard
> at the SecureIT conference first hand from a senior Navy officer that the
> Microsoft sales team told them 'you can't trust FOSS because Chinese
> hackers/developers submit code and have introduced back-doors which could
> be exploited during a cyber-war.' Is there any research or data available
> that will help us quantify contributions to FOSS projects based on country?
> This would be useful in dismantling this bit of FUD.
Yes i have one such paper with some numbers
you can have a look at it , talking about the FUD argument and the threat
perception it is skewed and biased since anyone with ill intent will and
can do it , why single out the Chinese. Now to prove it we need a
different study :-) .
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