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Re: [Dailydave] Linux's unofficial security-through-coverup policy
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:08:00 -0400

On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:07:47 +0530, Joel Jose said:

abetting the crime. But a GUI crash is always less severe. People can
quickly loose trust in the software and the services that depend on
them can be irrecoverably damaged. 

If continual GUI crashes cause people to lose trust in the operating
system, that's *more* severe for that system than the occasional security
issue.

                                    Think about it.... there are more
people engaged in penetrating, propagating security holes than filing
common bug reports.... it definitely isn't a time-waster for them.

Do you have any numbers to back that up?  RedHat/Fedora's bugzilla is
sitting at well over 450,000 bugs now.  Remember that *for the user who
files the common bug report*, it's not a time-waster for *them* either.

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