Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:50:03 -0500 From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: charter - advisories > On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:09:23AM -0700, Vincent Danen wrote: > > Yeah, I noticed this as well. I think advisories should be kept off the > > list, for the same "signal-to-noise ratio" principal as bugtraq and FD. > > For now, I've edited the charter draft as follows: > > Security advisories aimed at end-users only are not welcome (e.g., those > from a distribution vendor announcing new pre-built packages). There has > to be desirable information for others in the Open Source community > (e.g., an upstream maintainer may announce a new version of their > software with security fixes to be picked up by distributors). > > If anyone can word it better, please do. > > > It may be a better idea, if desired, to make a separate list that is a > > fully moderated (or possibly a reject-all with exceptions) list specific > > to carrying vendor advisories. > > Yes, that was my idea too. However, now that we mention the distinction > between two kinds of advisories (those for end-users only vs. those > useful to others as well), I am not sure which of these we want to go to > that other list. Should we create a list for advisories that are useful > for us, then change the above guideline to "no advisories" for the main > oss-security list? Or should we create a list for both kinds of > advisories? In the latter case, should we ban the useful advisories > from the main oss-security list or should these be CC'ed to both lists? > Or should we create two new lists?.. > Let's leave it be for now. Given how much speculation this is causing, I'm hesitant to solve a problem that doesn't yet exist. I like the above text, that sounds nice. If this proves to be a problem at a later date, we can create some new lists. -- JB
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