Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 22:07:18 +0000 From: Andrea Barisani <andrea@...ersepath.com> To: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: announcing oCERT & oss-security to Bugtraq & f-d On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 01:08:58AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > Josh, Vincent, Jonathan - thank you for commenting on this so promptly! > > Andrea - it appears that the oCERT announcement should be separate, then. > Please go ahead with it, and feel free to mention oss-security in passing > as a group that oCERT intends to work with, as Vincent suggested. I'm > not sure if it's appropriate to include a link to the oss-security wiki; > I would do it, but Vincent suggested that we make "the intelligent" use > Google instead (and not invite the rest to our wiki just yet). > Ok, but if the only issue is time I'd be happy to delay until monday, (announcements on weekends are bad anyway). > > Vincent Danen wrote: > > | I don't have a problem with it being announced at the same time, but I > > | do think that one day is pretty short notice to draft a decent > > | announcement (i.e. something that won't result in a "why do we need > > | another ml like fd or bugtraq" barrage of postings), > > Good point, and I am sorry for the short notice. To me, this was > expected, but I failed to notify the oss-security group of this > possibility earlier. I did not expect that the press would pick oCERT > up before the Bugtraq & f-d announcement, though - and this is now a > reason for not delaying the announcement anymore. > Yep, didn't expect much press either, it wasn't my intention to rush things. > > Let's just not leave things undefined and non-announced forever. If > oss-security is successful, and it appears that it is, it will become > known anyway - but possibly with more confusion around it if we don't > announce it ourselves. > I agree to this. Cheers! -- Andrea Barisani Inverse Path Ltd Chief Security Engineer -----> <-------- <andrea@...ersepath.com> http://www.inversepath.com 0x864C9B9E 0A76 074A 02CD E989 CE7F AC3F DA47 578E 864C 9B9E "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate"
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