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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:54:08 +0100
From: rf@...eap.de
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: linux-distros membership

Hi Yves,

 >> I hope this is the right place to ask for inclusion of a Qlustar contact
 >> in the linux-distros list.
 >> 
 >> Qlustar is a Ubuntu/Debian based distro targeted at HPC/Storage/Cloud
 >> clusters. We use our own kernels (typically based on vanilla) since many
 >> years, but have the need to supply timely security fixes to our users. So
 >> far we have to wait for other distros to come out with their
 >> announcements and then start analyzing the fixes they have done. This
 >> leaves us/our users with a vulnerability window that is way too large,

> I can't speak for Ubuntu, but you're welcome to participate in the
> Debian security effort.

thanks a lot for your offer. Could you explain a little more what
participation in the Debian security effort would mean? Note that the issue I
currently have is mostly about kernel fixes and we don't use Debian nor
Ubuntu kernels.

Cheers,

Roland

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