That the author regrets that choice is 1) not our problem, and 2) not our responsibility.
it is completely inappropriate that he singled out #OpenBSD, when e.g. Mikrotik also stealth published before hands.
So #OpenBSD is getting flak for #KRACK early patch, yet a silent patch a week before release from Mikrotik is OK? https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=126695
As #OpenBSD's de-facto wifi maintainer, I first learned about this WPA problem in June. A simple patch was provided which I could commit with slight modifications.
The original embargo was already 2 months long, and then extended again for 2 months.
The generall public (you) were left in the dark about this for at least 4 months.
This is a very sad state of affairs. It takes the industry much too long to apply a simple patch.
So yesterday I mildly grumped at our sysadmin for being rather critical of a user who was having computer trouble. There's much nicer ways he could have said "you're doing it wrong".
He took it gracefully and nodded and agreed that, he was not in a great mood and he should not talk down to (l)users.
Policy change for #OpenBSD releases in the future, regarding syspatch(8): https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=150793229700628&w=2