* The bugs spreads like a virus because many software products and programmers assume the publication it the autoritative implementation of these routines
* The use of these routines will not die out just because modern 64-bit hardware has native support for 64-integers. Software always need double-integer support and programmers simply change the four routines to operate on whatever the double-integer bit-size is, e..g, 128 bits nowadays.
For this reason it's imperative to make the public aware of the bug. I hope AMD will take action on this.