Friday, July 29, 2005

Michael Lynn

Tom's
Networking
has a good piece going on the Cisco flop-and-twitch. I
consider the whole incident to be yet another go-round in the religious
war called "responsible disclosure". You've heard the arguments from
both sides. You'll hear 'em again.

My personal view (at least of this
incident) is that this isn't something that M. Lynn "invented", it's
something that he heard of elsewhere which caused him to do a bit of
research. Some of "the bad guys" already have the info. It's nice to
know that some of "the good guys" now also have it. However, M. Lynn is
probably going to suffer in multiple ways and this incident has a strong
possibility to set a very nasty precedent. Watch for the legal pendulum
to very quickly to one side or the other.