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On Wednesday 10 November 2004 16:02, Peter Simons wrote:
> Which means that I have totally fucked up the job my clients
> trusted me to do and when the details of this problem reach
> the consciousness of the "general public", there will be
> questions asked and I will look like an idiot to my clients,
> not like a hero who "blew the whistle". Because they
> couldn't care less about technical details, they only care
> about security.
That's the difference between relying on a opensource distro and a commercial
counterpart. In the latter case you've someone, who can be held liable, since
you (or your customer) paid for it. Unless you provide a fix, your customer
is absolutely right to blame you, but you're wrong, if you think you can
shift it upon someone else. Clamouring doesn't help, do a better job next
time. It is your economical risk.