[LINK] OSS means slower patches
conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Sep 19 22:04:57 EST 2005
On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 09:51:19PM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> "THE growing popularity of open-source browsers and software may be
> responsible for the increasing gap between the exposure of a
> vulnerability and the provision of patch to fix it, security software
> vendor Symantec has said."
Soooo, the more users, the slower the patch materialises?
That makes sense. Not.
And it's not as if Symantec hasn't got a vested interest. They wouldn't
exist as a company today if most users used Linux/FOSS.
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