Editorial - A Second Round of Foolishness

Here we go again. In a bizarre twist of events, a former Apple employee has decided to tackle each of the security bugs cited in the Month of Apple Bugs delusional catastrophe.

No real good can come from offering this so-called service except some questionable notoriety. These fixes have to be made by developers, BSD committers and Apple engineers with the whole perspective of Darwin and the Mac OS X layer in mind and then QAid. This is serious business.

By working outside the channels of the current professional efforts, the author is catering to paranoia, a desire for instant gratification, and a mechanism that hurts the community rather than assists. One more time. The good of the many, in this case, outweighs the good of the few.