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Re: system autodeath



Matthew Miller wrote:
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 10:39:16AM -0400, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
On philosophical grounds, I'm against forcing people forward, even for
their own good...  /encouraging/ them forward is a much better idea.

It's not for their good. It's for *our* good as distribution developers and
as network citizens.

And it's part of our responsibility: we're putting powerful software into
their hands and then not providing security updates for it for very long at
all. Turning off network access before they all become part of a gigantic
botnet is the right thing to do.



Informing people of the dangers is the right thing to do, forcing them down your path is never the right thing to do.


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