[LINK] OSS means slower patches
cas at taz.net.au
Wed Sep 21 08:13:18 EST 2005
On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 10:29:48PM +0100, Reagan Blundell wrote:
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> > you're assuming that they know several years in advance when that
> > expiry date is going to be....that they'll know exactly when they'll
> > stop supporting it when they first release it.
> No. One can make a good guess, and then update via the software
> updates when they know a real figure. If one doesn't use the update
> service, then you get the original guestimate.. which should be a
> reasonable figure in that circumstance. If you update regularly, then
> you can get a real date.. which will also be a reasonable figure in
> that circumstance.
the estimate may be reasonable, but auto-disabling a system at a specific
future time is inherently unreasonable.
IMO, it's a dumb idea that offers little or no additional security with a
great increase in annoyance/PITA or risk of disaster.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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