Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:42:26 +1000 From: Allan McRae <allan@...hlinux.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: Request for linux-distros list membership On 21/04/13 06:29, Solar Designer wrote: > Hi Allan - > > On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 06:58:14PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote: >> I would like to request membership to the linux-distros mailing list >> representing Arch Linux. > > Normally, I'd ask an existing security contact or a project leader to > approve this, but there don't appear to be people with roles like these > at Arch Linux - or are there, and who are they? (Apparently, there was > a leader until 2007.) > > https://www.archlinux.org/developers/ lists you as "Toolchain > Maintainer, Pacman Developer", which sounds like a sufficiently core > role for you to appoint yourself (or someone else) as a security contact > for Arch Linux, if/since there's no security contact nor a leader. We do have a project leader who is Aaron Griffin, although his role tends to be limited to administrative things these days. But as your research suggested, I am in a position to appoint myself as security contact and messages to security@...hlinux.org will be sent to me. > Please add Arch Linux information to: > > http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/vendors Will do. > How do you expect to use the information arriving via linux-distros? I am intending to form a more official security response in Arch Linux rather than the quite adhoc process we have at the moment. The information on linux-distros will be used to prepare updates to be released at the end of relevant embargo. Allan
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