Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:57:54 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Closed list On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 10:13:05PM -0400, Mike O'Connor wrote: > I use my personal address rather than my work address for handling > vendor security matters because: Thank you for explaining this in here. > The vetting should be about more than email domains. There should be > periodic maintenance of who's on the list to cull out those who aren't > involved. Marcus did that to some degree with the vendor-sec of old. Right. > I think the biggest problems there were the exploders and the lack of > encryption, Maybe (re: "biggest"). > and both of those are being addressed with this new list > as I understand things. Yes, they are. > I think that having a couple lists, one for "tactical" issues (e.g. > embargoes and CVE assignment) and another for "strategic" discussions > (e.g. "how to deal with vagaries in gcc vs. C standards with general > security impact") may be appropriate. I'm part of another security > community which has such a notion, and it seems to help in keeping > things focused, FWIW. It appears that this is what we will have, but I am starting with one list that is more obviously needed (alternative to CC lists). Your specific example re: "how to deal with vagaries in gcc vs. C standards with general security impact" would be best discussed on oss-security (that is, on a public list), though. It does not benefit from a short embargo, and long embargoes are inappropriate. Alexander
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