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Re: Are ISP's responsible for worms and viruses

  • From: Freminlins
  • Date: Thu Oct 20 16:35:31 2005
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Owen DeLong wrote:

> If companies that made
> vulnerable OSs were held liable for the damage caused
> by those vulnerabilities, you would rapidly see $$
> make a BIG difference in the security quality of
> OS Software.

How would that work for free/open source OSs/software? Who exactly would be held liable? The contributors? Free OSs are just as capable of sending out malware/virus infected emails, etc. as commercial systems.
> Owen