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Re: system autodeath



On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 14:22 -0400, max wrote:
> 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.

unless you're a sysadmin for a large university, for example.

-sv



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