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Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 21:17:51 +0100
From: "S.P.Zeidler" <>
Subject: Re: Vendor-sec hosting and future of closed lists


Thus wrote Solar Designer (

> > - If yes, would it be an idea to confine or split into lists of focus groups?
> >   (like Linux vendors, BSD vendors, all OSS source using vendors, etc?)
> My current proposal is: split into several sub-lists.  I'd start with
> three: Linux vendors, *BSD vendors, security "researchers".  The vendor
> groups would be for externally submitted reports (by non-members) and
> for cross-vendor discussions.

I'd suggest four, then: Linux (kernel and libc), BSD (kernel and other
items shared between BSDs, but not commonly seen in Linux distributions),
shared/userland (who eg doesn't have OpenSSL?), and researchers
(no opinion on the latter).

best regards,
-- (S.P.Zeidler)

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