: Really, really excellent post, topping a series of
excellent posts. The discussion of COM and object models has been one
the most interesting topics here at advogato in recent weeks. Just a
point about KDE hostility to object model standardisation on a GTK
standard: I think we are starting to put behind us the days of
religious conflict between the Gnome and KDE camps. Making GObject
palatable to the KDE project means finding practical reasons that it is
worth KDE developer's time to embrace it. It's harder to make that
case when you already have an object model you are happy with.
Murphy, Prince of Darkness
There's a paper by Wietse Venema outlining four important and
misunderstood kinds of security risk, that I recently rediscovered,
law and computer security. This is a nice, well-illustrated paper
that I strongly recommed.