"FOSS Could Be an Unintended Victim of EU Crusade to Make Software More Secure"

But FOSS is in the most danger. The underlying assumption of the regulation is that cybersecurity exists in the digital market like fire resistance does in that for soft furnishings. Putting regulatory cost burdens on a part of the market with no revenue and no gatekeeping on its distribution channels cannot work; there are no prices to increase to absorb compliance costs and no tap to turn off to keep the stuff off the market.


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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.