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Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:42:26 +1000
From: Allan McRae <>
CC: Solar Designer <>
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.)
> 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 will be sent to me.

> Please add Arch Linux information to:

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.


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