Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:32:59 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: transparency on message moderation On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 03:16:31PM -0400, Josh Bressers wrote: > > general. I also like to take this opportunity to thank Kurt Seifried, > > Josh Bressers, and Vincent Danen for their help approving obviously > > on-topic oss-security postings sometimes quicker than I do. > > I can't take credit for this. I'm probably the worst list moderator ever. > It would certainly make sense to have someone replace me as a moderator, > probably not from Red Hat to help avoid any possible conspiracies. Josh, I do recall you wanted to resign as a co-moderator a while ago, and it makes sense for us to have a new co-moderator from neither Openwall nor Red Hat, and preferably not from a for-profit Linux company. For example, someone from Debian or a *BSD could be OK, or some active oss-security contributor who is not with any distro. IIRC, a long while ago Henri Salo expressed an interest (in private e-mail to me) in contributing to this sort of activities. Henri, would you like to help co-moderate oss-security - which currently means only approving obviously-desirable messages, and leaving everything else to me? What are your current affiliations (e.g., any Linux distro)? On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 07:27:11PM -0400, rea wrote: > I have no stake in the game. If you need a hand just let me know. Thanks rea, but as far as I can tell this is the very first time you posted to oss-security. While the task of approving obviously-desirable messages quickly is simple enough that I think you'd manage well, I think it's better for us to choose a co-moderator who has been actively contributing to discussions on oss-security. I've also received an offer off-list from someone who is with a for-profit Linux-related company. While I appreciate the offer greatly, I think it's preferable for our new co-moderator to have no such affiliation. I'm confident this doesn't actually matter for how the messages are processed (as long as I'm involved and I see the lack of abusive delays), but I guess it might matter for the confidence of others who don't have this sort of direct visibility into how message moderation is done. Alexander
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