Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 03:06:31 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com 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. Alexander
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