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Re: What could have been done differently?
- From: Jack Bates
- Date: Tue Jan 28 10:43:25 2003
From: "Eric Germann"
> Not to sound to pro-MS, but if they are going to sue, they should be able
> sue ALL software makers. And what does that do to open source? Apache,
> MySQL, OpenSSH, etc have all had their problems. Should we sue the nail
> vendor because some moron shoots himself in the head with it?
With all the resources at their disposal, is MS doing enough to inform the
customers of new fixes? Are the fixes and lates security patches in an easy
to find location that any idiot admin can spot? Have they done due diligence
in ensuring that proper notification is done? I ask because it appears they
didn't tell part of their own company that a patch needed to be applied. If
I want the latest info on Apache, I hit the main website and the first thing
I see is a list of security issues and resolutions. Navigating MS's website
isn't quite so simplistic. Liability isn't necessarily in the bug but in the
education and notification.