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true_INFP - 6:00 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
true_INFP, it was a reply to your comment of "No need to get overly upset."
Well, that was in response to J_RaD's series of upper-case sentences (which I considered "overly upset"). The point was that irresponsible disclosure is actually quite common (more than the average Joe suspects). The only thing that is extraordinary in this case is that the irresponsible disclosure was done not by an immature amateur, but by a professional paid by Google.
Irresponsible disclosure is normally tolerated only if the vendor is taking some unreasonably long time to fix the vulnerability (eg. years when it should take several days). In this case, there was no reason to choose irresponsible disclosure.