Linked by Mark Tolliver on Thu 13th Sep 2007 08:14 UTC
Editorial The widespread acceptance of open source continues to grow as a cost-effective alternative to traditional network deployments. Well-known projects such as Linux have proven themselves to be in the enterprise environment, helping to dispel the fear, uncertainty and doubt preceding open source implementations. In the past two years, the industry has begun to shift from a total dependence on proprietary applications to a desire for more cost-effective, scalable and collaborative solutions.
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RE[3]: Response times
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Sep 2007 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Response times"
dylansmrjones
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How often has OpenBSD had to fix a serious security hole? How fast did they fix it?


In the default installation? Very seldom. But fixing serious vulnerabilities in their packages (not default installation) ? Constantly. Just because a port isn't a part of the default installation, doesn't mean it's not meant to be fixed ;)

And OpenBSD has so far fixed their holes within hours. It is typical for MOST FLOSS-projects. Security! Security! Security!

It is silly to choose compatibility over security. It is wiser to choose reduced functionality than it is to choose reduced security.

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