[Full-disclosure] Re: what we REALLY learned from WMF
ge at linuxbox.org
Fri Jan 6 00:28:40 GMT 2006
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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