Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 01:30:30 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: welcome Hi, Welcome to this new mailing list. I took the liberty of cloning the xvendor subscriber list because the topic we're going to discuss initially would also be on-topic for xvendor, but discussing it on the new list right away lets anyone opt-out of this specific discussion. The idea behind this mailing list is not mine, but I have offered to host it (and the associated website/wiki) on Openwall resources. Josh, Vincent, Jonathan - would you describe how you envision this list and the website/wiki? Maybe start work on the initial list charter - maybe post a draft of it right away? Meanwhile, the following is my understanding: In short, this is meant to become a public mailing list for discussing Open Source Software security. The subscribers (or posting ability?) may (or may not?) be limited to people involved with Open Source (or just plain open source?) projects. This is different from vendor-sec in that subscription is not limited to distribution vendors (rather, individual smaller projects are very welcome to join) and that the list is public (at least archives will be public on the web). Any OSS project that is declined vendor-sec membership may join this list instead. This is different from Bugtraq in the focus on OSS and on collaboration between OSS projects (joint development and review of security patches, etc.), as well as maybe in that the list is to be discussion-only - no security advisories. A separate non-discussion mailing list may be created for the advisories. Josh et al. - now it's your turn. :-) -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: 5B341F15 fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments
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