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Comment: Re:Why are they allowed to get away with this? (Score 1) 35

by amalcolm (#49574813) Attached to: RealTek SDK Introduces Vulnerability In Some Routers
Why? If a manufacutere decides to use ANY software in his product, it's up to him/her to A: test the software in the configuration he installs it in, on his hardware B: fix bugs and provide patches/updates This is irregardless of the provenance of the software. If its FOSS, there is at least the possiblity that bug fixes and updates will be provided for him/her by trhe community that wrote/supprts it, saving time and effort. As was stated above, when you start making a profit from software, however it was sourced, the manufactureere should take responsibility for it, throughout its lifetime.

It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.