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[5]: Response times
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Sep 2007 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Response times"
dylansmrjones
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If the actual loss in productivity due to reduced functionality overshadows the cost of a potential security breach, then you probably want to reconsider.


That is however not a concern of the company behind the product, but merely a concern of those using the product.

1) It is the responsibility of the developers ( or the company/companies) to deliver a fix here and now.

2) It is the responsibility of the users to decide whether or not to install the fix.

If installing the fix breaks the users software and this is more expensive than a security breach, they shouldn't install the fix. If the security breach is more expensive than reduced functionality, they should install the fix. The developers however only have the responsibility to give the users the choice.

Finding the balance is solely the responsibility of the users.

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