Followup on monoculture

Frank links to this followup on the Monoculture is bad report presented at a CCIA meeting.

Nice and juicy bit:

« If the monoculture was all Linux, it would be just as bad, » Geer told internetnews .

But the dangers inherent to a monoculture are only exacerbated by a policy of trying to lock in its users into one family of products. And in this sense, Geer admits that Microsoft does become the principle topic of discussion.

« The one place that it’s a policy issue that might be of relevance is when security policy is entangled with competition policy, » he said.