Now this is not to say I am anything other than disappointed that this vulnerability exists, because this is not acceptable. But at least I know about it and know the exact nature of it without having to rely on the guesswork of security researchers or the willingness of the programmers to talk about their mistakes. I do not expect perfection, but I do expect transparency, and I expect programmers to own up to their mistakes and fix them. And with Linux we get that. With other operating systems you never get transparency, and only if you are lucky will the programmers own up to a mistake.