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Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:52:14 -0300
From: Ramon de C Valle <>
Cc: VMware Security Response Center <>,
 Monty Ijzerman <>
Subject: Re: Request for linux-distros subscription

Hash: SHA512

Hi Alexander, Kurt, others,

On Jun 3, 2014, at 1:22 PM, Kurt Seifried <> wrote:

Signed PGP part
On 06/02/2014 10:59 PM, "VMware Security Response Center" wrote:
> Hi, I would like to request to be subscribed to the
> list for VMware Security Response
> Center (VSRC).
> My PGP fingerprint:
> pub  2048R/C61F6A1D 2014-06-03 Key fingerprint = DD30 8A5F 937B
> B437 EDDB  051D 7F84 295B C61F 6A1D uid Monty Ijzerman
> <> sig  sig   C61F6A1D 2014-06-03 __________
> __________ [selfsig] Notation data:
> pgpmime
> sub  2048R/FCED34F0 2014-06-03 sig sbind  C61F6A1D 2014-06-03
> __________ __________ []
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Monty Ijzerman
> VMware Security Response Center

So to put it bluntly: who are you, and why should we give you access
to distros? A quick google search shows you do appear to work for
vmware, but I can't find any contributions or participation in any
public forum like oss-security and so on.
I can attest that Monty is my colleague and the Manager of VMware Security Response Center. As a former colleague of you (Kurt) and also former linux-distros subscriber, I would like to ask for your consideration for subscribing Monty (or myself) to linux-distros on behalf of VMware. Although ESXi isn't a Linux distribution, it implements Linux-compatible system calls and provides a GNU/Linux -like ecosystem that allows many applications that are compiled on/for Linux operating systems to run seamlessly. This ecosystem includes OSS that should be supported in timely fashion pretty much like like any other Linux distribution on the list. It also implements a Linux kernel module interface and uses many Linux device drivers and kernel modules that also should be supported. In addition, ESXi is the base layer that many of the Linux distributions on the list rely upon and run atop of in many datacenters around the world.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again for your consideration.

- --
Kurt Seifried - Red Hat - Product Security - Cloud stuff and such
PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

Ramon de C Valle
VMware Product Security Engineering

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