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Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:01:24 -0400
From: "Mike O'Connor" <>
Subject: Re: Vendor-sec hosting and future of closed lists

[catching up on older emails]

:> > They do this already today, that's what is for, and
:> > it gets a bit of traffic like this every week.
:> Is this list open to the public?  It doesn't seem to be available on
:No, it is closed, as it should be as potential security problems are
:mailed there.  You don't want that to be totally open, right?

One suggestion I've made in the past is to have the list _archives_ be
open.  So anything older than, say, a month is made public.  That way,
folks can see how issues were disclosed, how decisions were reached,
etc.  for old issues that are no longer under embargo.  The way I see
it, if we don't publish the list archive on our own terms, miscreants
will get around to publishing it for us.  

 Michael J. O'Connor                                
"Why make trillions when we could make... billions?"                -Dr. Evil

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