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Standard procedure is to give the vendor a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem, then go public if they don't. It's not like there was some big hurry to go public, here. As he notes, the problem has been around for decades and he personally knew about it for years beforehand. Giving the company a few months to get their shit together, if they so chose, wouldn't make much of a difference in the worst case, and could have turned out a lot better.

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