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[4]: Response times
by sappyvcv on Thu 13th Sep 2007 21:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Response times"
sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

What if the fix introduces another security hole? What if it breaks a major feature? I'm sorry, but except in extreme cases (say a worm thats been spreading over the net fast using the exploit), you need to properly test the fix first.

When possible, some companies do provide temporary workarounds until the fix is properly tested and released.

It requires a massive coordination to implement a proper fix.

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