Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 03:06:31 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Closed list

On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 04:17:32PM -0400, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
> I'd prefer if any private replacement for vendor-sec were either:
> 1. Strictly limited to vendor coordination of embargoed security
> issues (with membership reflecting this purpose), or

This is what we have with the list I've setup today.

> 2. Opened up to researchers who have contributed knowledge and
> findings in this area, and are deemed trustworthy by other list
> subscribers or some other community opinion.

We may setup a separate list for this later.

> In other words, it doesn't make sense to me to use "member of the old
> vendor-sec" as the only requirement for subscription, as some of the
> old members may not be eligible depending on the purpose of the new
> list.

Right.  There will be a lot fewer people on the new list now.  This
requirement is mostly just to start with what's obviously a subset of
the old vendor-sec's members.

> I understand that this is just a preliminary solution, but I
> think the question of membership should be sorted out sooner rather
> than later.

Indeed.  I think my decision to limit this to Linux distro security
contacts takes care of that for this one list.


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.