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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:38:40 -0600
From: Alton Moore <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: handling of Linux kernel vulnerabilities

I think this is a fairly meaningful discussion, not that I feel all that 
qualified to speak to some of its particulars.

Everyone being well intentioned here, the question is how to put forward 
the least amount of effort (work) and get the most results (overall 
security).  When that issue gets hazy, it's often useful to fall back 
upon some fundamental tenets that we as computer guys usually believe 
in.  "Openness" springs to mind at the moment, although other similarly 
respected concepts might be equally applicable.

Not taking sides or anything; just suggesting that, all other things 
being equal, the most philosophically appealing course might turn out to 
be the best one.  Seems to work for physics.  :-)

Alton Moore

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