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Mean Time to Repair

Dec 29, 2009, 11:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon 'maddog' Hall)

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"The other day I read an article on the web that said that "Firefox, Adobe top buggiest-software list" and which stated that Firefox had reported the most "vulnerabilities" of all the "application programs".

"The article admitted that the #2 and #3 "application programs" ("Adobe" and "Microsoft") reported were "closed source" and that "open source" programs tend to show all the blemishes, not just the ones reported by their customers, and reflected back through visible reports by the companies. To be even fairer, I would point out that comparing "Firefox" with all of the applications that Adobe has and all of the applications Microsoft has is a bit like apples and oranges....but that is not the main concept I will try to get across in this blog entry.

"What is more important is Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) in any bug, and particularly a "vulnerability"."

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