[clug] Anti-Virus Software
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 23:39:37 MDT 2010
On 2010/Jun/22, at 2:56 PM, Kevin Pulo wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 01:44:47PM +1000, Brett Worth wrote:
> Looks like I'm gunna need some AV software for my Linux systems.
> Maybe I could run some
>> in a VM or under Wine. :-)
> What caught my eye, and is more chilling and less silly, is this:
> "Companies who release IT products with security vulnerabilities
> should be open to claims for compensation by consumers."
Kind of a contradiction there, isn't there? If you release an OS that
is so insecure that you daren't use it without AV software wouldn't
that qualify for "open to claims for compensation"?
> How is that likely to affect free software? eg, how would such a
> measure interact with the GPL's (and others') "No warranty, no
> liability" clauses?
Wouldn't affect debian. Not a company is it?
> Could every buffer overflow be a potential
> lawsuit/class action?
> Don't get me wrong, I hate vulnerable software as much as the next
There's software that isn't "vulnerable"?
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