Microsoft is going to be sharing the source code for Windows with the Russian government to enable them to audit it for security purposes. It’s a move designed to forestall the advance of Linux internationally. Does this mean that security through obscurity is officially dead? How does the US government, which is obviously heavily reliant on Windows, feel about Microsoft sharing its source code with other governments? To me, this is the worst of all possible worlds — the people with big bank accounts get to see the innards of Windows, but the rest of us are stuck out. At least Linux is egalitarian, everyone gets a shot at looking for exploits.