From Reuters via Slashdot: Microsoft are making the Office source code available to world governments so they can audit it for security flaws. This follows on from a program to make Windows available in a similar way.
Of course, this is “strip club source code” – look, but don’t touch. Are these governments allowed to make fixes, compile the code and use and redistribute the resulting binaries? No? Well then…
Microsoft: Here. Use these binaries. They are made from the source code you audited.
Government: How do we know that?
Microsoft: Er… because we say so, and we’re nice people?
Diebold: And if you believe that, we have some voting machines to sell you…
You need the freedoms free software gives you to guarantee the integrity of your IT infrastructure. With any other form of “access to source code”, you are just doing free QA for the company concerned.
 I’ve never visited a strip club, and never would, but I still think it’s a catchy name.