Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 19:14:56 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: announcing oCERT & oss-security to Bugtraq & f-d


Thank you for the prompt response.

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:58:57AM -0400, Josh Bressers wrote:
> Probably not this week.  I have quite a few more pressing matters to attend
> to, and for the limited oss-security time I have, I plan to clean up the
> wiki a bit in preparation for a public announcement.

OK, that's up to you indeed, and I appreciate your work on the wiki a
lot.  I just thought that we could proceed with these tasks in parallel
to have something ready sooner rather than later.  And it does not have
to be a "big" public announcement right away - but having some
announcement text that this group is comfortable with would be helpful.

> I'm not pleased with this unneeded pressure being placed on this group
> because of the desire of oCERT.

That's not how I see it.  We had an opportunity here, which we could use
if we wanted to - but we chose not to.  That's all.

> We also need to sort out the mailing list situation before we can
> reasonably expect what will be a spike of interest.

We can trivially turn message moderation on for everyone - which is what
I will do as soon as we start getting undesirable postings.  So I am not
afraid of this list being announced on Bugtraq & f-d right now.

We can also implement your desired setup, but possibly not right away.

> Did anyone disagree with my proposal yesterday?

It looks like everyone is fine with it, and I have just responded to
that message.

Thanks again,


Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.