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Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 16:14:58 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: wiki: vendor info &

On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 07:06:36PM -0400, Josh Bressers wrote:
> >
> Holy Smokes that's impressive!
> I don't think there's anything to consolidate, I think we just need to
> ensure everything on the oss-security wiki page is in your data (I would be
> surprised if it's not), then we just point at that.  The page about easily
> finding patches is probably still relevant, but there's no sense in
> duplicating information, especially when there is such an extensive source
> as this.

I am not so sure.  On our wiki, we have a separation between distro
vendors and individual Open Source projects - and I like it.  I haven't
found a way to extract a list of distro vendors only from

Also, some vendors and projects may have relevant info that just does
not fit into pre-defined fields on - yet it may be specified
in entries on the wiki.

It is a good idea to update the info at with whatever we have.
For example, I was not able to find rPath in the database.
Then the vendors/projects themselves would need to remember to keep
those entries up to date as well...

Also, we should definitely link to


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