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By Newsforge's Jack Bryar

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Reducing security risks from open source software

You'll pardon me if I don't want to send you another of my usual articles about Linux or Open Source. I'd rather not write about the alleged evils of Microsoft. I don't want to complain about the misappropriation of public intellectual property by private interests and their lawyers. That stuff seems entirely out of place today.

So does a lot of the editorializing about an attack on the United States or on the U.S. economy. This was not an attack on America, although that was certainly the intent. Many, if not most, of the companies hurt by today's madness had headquarters far from America's shore. It wasn't America's economy that was hurt and terrorized - it was thousands of secretaries, salesmen, computer operators, and janitors. Ordinary people trying to make a living. They have been devastated, as have been their friends neighbors and families.

Let us honor the employees and families at:


  • A I G Aviation Brokerage

  • Aaron Copland Fund For Music

  • Abad, Castilla and Mallonga

  • Abbe International

  • Abm Amro Chicago Incorporated

  • ABM Industries Inc

  • Adecco SA

  • Agency 21

  • Agricor Inc.

  • Akamai

  • Airport Access Program

  • Alan Anthony

  • Alliance Consulting

  • Alliance Business Centers

  • Allstate Insurance Company

  • American Airlines

  • American Bureau of Shipping

  • American Lota International

  • American TCC International Group

  • Amerson Group Company

  • Amh International Trading Inc.

  • Ann Taylor Loft

  • Anne Pope, Law Offices of

  • Antal International

  • AON Corporation (Aon Consulting)

  • Apogee Computer World

  • Asahi Bank Ltd

  • Ashikaga Bank

  • Asiatic Corp

  • ASTDC

  • AT&T

  • Atlantic Bank of New York

  • Auto Imperial Company

  • Avenir

  • Avesta Computer Services

  • Avis

  • Baltic Oil Corporation

  • Banco Latinoamericano De Exportaciones, SA

  • Banco Sud Americano

  • Bangkok Metropolitan Bank

  • Bank of America (Bank America Trust Co)

  • Bank of Taiwan

  • Bank Of Communications (China)

  • Bank Of Kinki

  • Bank Of Taiwan

  • Barcley Dwyer

  • Baseline Financial Services

  • Battery Park City Authority

  • bepaid.com

  • Berel & Mullen

  • Big A Travel Agency

  • Blue Sky Technologies

  • Bondglobe, Inc

  • Bramax Manufacturing (USA) Corp.

  • Bright China Capital

  • Broad USA

  • Brown & Wood, L.L.P

  • C & P Press

  • California Bank & Trust

  • California State University, Long Beach Center For International Trade & Transportation

  • Can-Achieve

  • Candia Shipping

  • Cantor Fitzgerald Securities (Cantor Fitzgerald International)

  • Career Engine

  • Carr Futures, Inc.

  • Caserta & Company

  • Cedar Capital Management Associates

  • Cedel Bank

  • Cellar In The Sky

  • Central Trust Of China

  • Ceylon Shipping

  • Chang HWA Commercial Bank

  • Charna Chemicals

  • Charoen Pokphand USA

  • Chen, Lin, Li, & Jiang
    LLP

  • Cheng Cheng Enterprises Holding Inc

  • Cheng Xiang Trading USA

  • Chicago Options Exchange Corp.

  • Chicago Investment Group

  • China Chamber of Commerce

  • China Construction America

  • China Daily Distribution Corp.

  • China Patent & Trademark USA

  • China Resource Products USA Ltd.

  • China Daily, US Offices

  • China International Trust And Investment Corp.
    (CITIC)

  • China United Trading Company

  • Chugoku Bank

  • Chugoku Bank Ltd

  • CIIC Group (USA)

  • Citigroup

  • CNN

  • Colortek Kodak Imaging Center

  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission

  • Community Studies Institute

  • Consolidated Steelex Corp.

  • Continental Insurance Company

  • Continental Logistics

  • Corporation Service Company

  • Credit Suisse First Boston

  • Crossocean Shipping Co

  • Cultural Institutions Retirement Systems

  • Customs Brokers And Forwarders Association Of America

  • Daehan International ( Daehan Investment Trust
    Co)

  • Dahao USA Corp

  • Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank/Dai-Ichi Kangyo Trust Co

  • Daiwa Bank

  • Data Transmission Network Corp.

  • David Peterson

  • Daynard & Van Thunen Company

  • Dean Witter Reynolds Inc

  • December First Productions LLC

  • Deloitte & Touche

  • Delta Airlines

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Digiorbit Corp.

  • Dominican Republic Export Promotion Center

  • Dong Won Securities

  • Dongwon Securities Company Ltd.

  • Dow Jones & Company

  • Dr. Tadasu Tokumaru, M.D.

  • Dri (Decision Economics)

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Dun & Bradstreet

  • Dunavant Commodity Corp

  • eLogic

  • eMeritus Communications

  • Empire Health Choice (Empire Blue Cross And Blue
    Shield)

  • Employee Merit

  • Esiason Foundation

  • Espeed, Inc

  • EuroBrokers

  • Exco Plc

  • Fertitta Enterprises

  • Fiduciary Trust Company International

  • Fireman's Fund /North Atlantic Region

  • First Commercial Bank

  • First Liberty Investment Group

  • First Commerical Bank

  • First Continental International

  • Fitness Company At The World Trade Center

  • For USA Inc.

  • Foreign Credit Insurance Association

  • Fred Alger Management

  • Frenkel & Company

  • Friends Ivory & Sime

  • Friends Villas Fischer Trust

  • FT Knowledge Student Services

  • Fuji Jgb Investment Holdings, Inc.

  • Fujibank New York Branch

  • G. Z. Stephens

  • G.C. Services

  • Gails USA

  • Garban Intercapital

  • Gayer Shyu & Wiesel

  • Geiger & Geiger

  • General Telecommunications

  • General Merchandise Ltd

  • Gibbs & Hill

  • Global Crossings Holdings Ltd.

  • Globe Tour & Travel

  • Gold Sky

  • Golden King (USA) Limited

  • Government of Thailand

  • Greatest Bar on Earth

  • Guy Carpenter

  • Hachijuni Bank Ltd

  • Hainan American Co.

  • Hal Roth Agency

  • Harris Beach & Wilcox LLP

  • Hartford Steam Boiler

  • Hill Betts & Nash LLP

  • Hokkaido Takushoku Bank Ltd

  • Howly (US) Corporation

  • Hu Tong International (USA) Company

  • Hua Nan Commercial Bank Ltd.

  • Hyakugo Bank

  • Hyundai Securites America

  • Iceland Ss Co.

  • Information Center Of China Chamber Of Commerce In USA

  • Infotech

  • Instinet

  • Intera Group

  • International Office Centers Corp

  • International Deltastar

  • International Trade Center

  • Intrust Investment Realty

  • Irving R. Broody & Co

  • Iyo Bank Ltd

  • J & X Tans International

  • J. D. Smith Customs Broker

  • James T. Ratner, Law Office
    of

  • JIC Transnational

  • John J. McMullen Associates

  • John W. Loofbourrow Associates

  • Johnston & Murphy

  • Journal Of Commerce

  • Julien J. Studley

  • Jun He Law Office, LLC

  • Kaiser Overseas

  • Kanebo Information Systems Corp.

  • Karoon Capital Management

  • Kasi

  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

  • Keenan Powers & Andrews

  • Kemper Insurance Companies

  • Kidder Peabody & Company

  • KITC

  • Korea Local Auth. Foundation for
    Intl

  • Koudis International

  • Kuehne & Nagel Inc,

  • Landmark Education Corporation

  • Latinvision, Inc.

  • Lava Trading, LLC

  • Law Office of Joseph Bellard

  • Law Offices of Roman V. Popik

  • Leeds & Morrelli

  • Lehman Brothers Private Client Services

  • LG Insurance Company

  • LG Securities America

  • Lief International USA

  • LoCurto & Funk

  • M.A. Katz, CPA

  • Man Financial Inc.

  • MANAA Trading Group

  • Mancini Duffy

  • Marsh USA

  • Martin Progressive LLC

  • Maxcor Financial Group Inc.

  • May Davis Group

  • Meganet Management Consultants

  • Meridian Ventures Holding

  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority,

  • MIS Service Company

  • Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation

  • MLU Investment

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Inc

  • Mutual International Forwarding

  • N.Y. Institute of Finance

  • N.Y. Society of Security Analysts

  • National Development & Research Institutes, Inc

  • Natural Nydegger Transport Corp.

  • Ndri/Mhra

  • Network Plus

  • New Continental Enterprises

  • New York Stock Exchange

  • New Japan Securities Int'l,
    Inc.

  • New York Dept. of Taxation &
    Finance

  • New York Alta

  • New York Institute Of Finance

  • New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

  • New York Shipping Association

  • New York Society Of Security Analysts

  • New York Society Of Security Analysts

  • New-ey International Corp.

  • NFA/GGG

  • Nichols Foundation

  • Nikko Securities

  • Nikko Financial Services Inc

  • Nishi Nippon Bank Ltd

  • Nishi-Nippon Bank

  • Noga Commodities Overseas

  • Noga Commodities Overseas

  • Northern Trust International Banking
    Corp.

  • NY Coffee Station

  • Office Of The Economic Counsellor (Investment)
    Thailand

  • Okasan International (American)

  • Okato Shoji Company

  • Olympia Airport Express

  • Oppenheimer Funds

  • Orient International

  • Overseas Union Bank

  • Overseas Trading Corp

  • P. Wolfe Consultants

  • Pabida International

  • Pacific American Company

  • Paco Group, Inc.

  • Pacrim Trading & Shipping

  • Patinka International (USA)

  • Pecusa Co

  • Phink Path

  • Pines Investment

  • Porcella Vicini & Company

  • Port Authority of NY &
    New Jersey

  • Port Authority Of NY And NJ

  • Primarch Decision Economics

  • Professional Assistance & Consulting
    Corp

  • Prospect International

  • Pure Energy Corp.

  • Quint Amasis, L.L.C.

  • R.H. Wrightson & Associates

  • Rachel & Associates

  • Raytheon Infrastructure Inc.

  • Regional Alliance For Small Contractors

  • Regus Business Centres

  • RGL Gallagher PC

  • Richard A. Zimmerman, Esq.

  • RLI Insurance Company

  • Rohde & Liesenfeld

  • Royal Thai Embassy Office

  • Sandler O'Neill & Partners

  • San-In Godo Bank Ltd.

  • Sassoons

  • SCOR U.S. Corporation

  • SCPIE Companies

  • Seabury & Smith

  • Securant Technologies

  • Security Traders Association

  • Seikodo Co. Ltd

  • Serko & Simon

  • Serko & Simon Llp

  • Shanghai International Co

  • Shiga Bank

  • Shizuoka Bank Ltd

  • Showtime Pictures

  • Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

  • Silverstein Propertiers

  • Sinochem USA (Sinochem American Holdings)

  • Sinolion

  • Sinopec USA

  • Sitailong International USA

  • SMW Trading Corp.

  • Spring Capital Holdings Inc.

  • SRA

  • Strategic Communications

  • Streamline Capital, LLC

  • Suggested Open System Inc.

  • Sumitomo Bank Securities Inc

  • Sun Microsystems

  • Sun Tendy America

  • Symphoni.Com

  • Sysoft E-Business Lab

  • T&T Enterprises International Inc

  • Tai Fook Securities

  • Taipei Bank

  • TD Waterhouse Group

  • Temenos USA

  • Tes USA

  • Thacher, Proffitt & Wood

  • Thai Farmers Bank Ltd

  • Thailand Board Of Investment ,

  • The Company Store

  • The Beast.Com

  • Thermo Electron

  • TKTS

  • Tong Yang Securities Co.Ltd

  • Top Of The World Trade Center Observatories

  • Tower Computer Service

  • Traders Access Center

  • Tradway Inc.

  • Transitcenter

  • Trinal, Inc.

  • Turner Construction Company

  • Unicom Capital Advisors LLP

  • Union Bank of California International

  • Unistrat Corporation of America

  • United Airlines

  • United Hercules

  • United Seamen's Service

  • United Coco Products

  • US Export Assistance Center

  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • Verizon Communications

  • W.J. Export-Import

  • Wai Gao Qiao USA

  • Wai Yip Enterprises

  • Wall Street Planning Assoc.

  • Wankit Corp

  • Washington Mutual

  • Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor

  • Weatherly Securities Corp.

  • Weiland International

  • Westfield America

  • William M. Mercer Inc

  • Williams Capital Group

  • Windows on the World

  • World Trade Club

  • World Trade Institute

  • World Travel

  • World Money Exchange, Inc

  • World Trade Centers Association

  • World Trade Institute Of Pace University

  • Wyl Inc.

  • Xcel Federal Credit Union

  • Xerox Document Company

  • Yong Ren America

  • Zenshinren Bank New York


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