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Re: what we REALLY learned from WMF
From: Gadi Evron <ge () linuxbox org>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 02:28:40 +0200
Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP] wrote:
It's easy for us on this side to Monday morning quarterback and say "oh
make it so". There are times too that I go...okay ...come on ...how
many days has it taken for that to get fixed? But then again, I don't
write code, I don't track back dependencies, I don't ensure umpteem
languages still work and all the other interconnectivity between
programs and code still function.
It's easy to say this stuff on this side.... but understand that the
mere release of a beta patch puts in jeopardy all of the consumer home
machines and small businesses that have no admin to protect them and
take mitigation measures.
What "I" really learned from this is to decide my "OWN" risk tolerance
and stop listening to all the sites and blogs and news reports and what
not that spread a lot of FUD and misinformation and used this many times
as a PR vehicle. Only I know what risk I will tolerate. That's what I
learned from this.
And only you can decide your own risk vs. gain.
Question is though, as I agree with you about BETA patches (although you
don't have to use them), is if RELEASE patches can be released a lot faster?
This is what this case taught me.
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RE: what we REALLY learned from WMF Donald N Kenepp (Jan 06)
Re: what we REALLY learned from WMF Florian Weimer (Jan 06)
Re: what we REALLY learned from WMF Gavin Conway (Jan 06)
Re: what we REALLY learned from WMF Matt . Carpenter (Jan 06)