Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 02:38:00 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: closed-list membership transition On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 02:36:34PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > Per the Chromium OS FAQ: > > http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chromium-os-faq > > it appears that Chrome OS is only available with a Chromebook purchase, > but those may be purchased from multiple OEMs. I think this latter fact > qualifies Chrome OS for the closed list since it's similar to how > multiple hardware product vendors redistribute the distros of MontaVista > Software and Wind River, who we accepted (thereby setting a precedent). > > "Multiple" is the keyword here. (We might have difficulty making a > determination in case a distro is only used by a very low and fixed > number of hardware vendors, though - like just two.) > > Also, Chromium OS is generally available, albeit not in a form suitable > for end-users (there's a public git repository, but no images ready to > boot/install). Arguably, this makes Chromium OS eligible too, and I > guess the security team behind Chrome OS and Chromium OS is the same. Is this the real Chromium OS thing pre-built for end-users? - http://chromeos.hexxeh.net Anyway, I updated my notes on Kees' subscription to the linux-distros list noting that he's there for Chrome OS now, even though in practice I think Kees also remains active at Debian/Ubuntu, which is great. Alexander
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