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Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:37:24 -0500
From: John Scott <>
To:, cve-editorial-board-list
 "Boyle, Stephen V." <>, "David A. Wheeler"
Subject: RE: Concerns about CVE coverage shrinking -
 direct impact to researchers/companies

Could this process be a whole lot less opaque? It seems there are more smart people outside the room who would love to participate, help, etc. than are inside MITRE.
Maybe this whole thing could be turned into a public/private partnership with one of the larger  groups, OSI, Linux Foundation, etc. 

John Scott
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On March 9, 2016 at 3:29:42 PM, Boyle, Stephen V. ( wrote:

Hi Kurt and David,  

The CVE team is holding a series of internal meetings related to the referenced issues, including one tomorrow. There is not a meeting with the Editorial Board (or a subset of Editorial Board members) scheduled for or being held tomorrow.  

We would like to propose an Editorial Board meeting to address issues related to CVE operations, scalability, and community feedback, as was first suggested by Kent Landfield on January 5, 2016. (Full discussion thread available at:  

The internal meetings referenced above will enable us to come to that Editorial Board meeting with specific recommendations and proposed next steps.  

Best Regards,  
The MITRE CVE Team  

-----Original Message-----  
From: Kurt Seifried []  
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:06 PM  
To: David A. Wheeler <>; cve-editorial-board-list <>  
Cc: oss-security <>  
Subject: Re: [oss-security] Concerns about CVE coverage shrinking - direct impact to researchers/companies  

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:04 PM, David A. Wheeler <>  

> All - I've chatted with some of the people who fund the CVE work at MITRE.  
> I've learned that CVEs *are* being issued, but obviously that is happening  
> too slowly.  
> They're having a meeting tomorrow (March 10) to try to figure out what  
> the problems are and how to fix it. I don't know what they'll do.  
> However, I'm hopeful that this will mean that the CVE work will get  
> back on track soon.  
> --- David A. Wheeler  

This is literally the first I'm hearing of this, will any board members be  


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

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