* Posts by JJamesR

2 posts • joined 11 Sep 2021

Software patching must work like car safety recalls, says US cyber boss


Re: An interesting viewpoint from Mr Inglis

I'm not sure if I've misread the article or your reply, but to me the article is saying this is about making the vendor take responsibility of the open source they use in their products, not the devs of the open source. My take is that the vendor would have two choices: work with the original author to get a vulnerability fixed or fork it and fix it themselves.

To me, this would seem a win for the original devs, as it actually gives incentive for vendors to support and fund devs of the open source software they use, rather than grab it and run.

DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats sue NYC for trying to permanently cap delivery fees


Simple fix: instead, make a law that requires them to itemise the following at checkout: amount to delivery app, amount to delivery person, amount to restaurant, and taxes. This would give customers actual useful information in deciding which app to support.

I bet that alternative would shut up the complaints about a permanent cap pretty quickly!


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