The bug exploits a problem in certain versions of OpenSSL, a free set of encryption tools used by much of the Internet. OpenSSL is managed by four core European programmers, only one of whom counts it as his full-time job.
Emphasis added. OpenSSL, a free but cornerstone of computer-based commerce, is maintained by three part timers and one full timer.
Let that sink in. The open market is not winning here. Everyone is losing.
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