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Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 20:40:50 -0500
From: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: independent volunteers on distros list

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> Specifically, at this time I am going to subscribe Tavis Ormandy, who
> happens to have been on vendor-sec.  I've already discussed this with
> him, and he agreed.
> I first brought this to distros list itself yesterday (after some
> private discussions with some individual distros, both recently and way
> earlier), and received no objections.  Some of the subscribed distros'
> representatives spoke in favor of this change (some on the list, some
> privately to me) and some also made comments (in particular, that we
> should emphasize that "the volunteer subscriptions will be of them as
> individuals, unrelated to their employment ...", which I did above).
> I'd appreciate any further comments that the broader community might
> have, but for now it's a decision made and I'll proceed.
I've had views on about every side of this topic in the past and I've not
been involved with distros for quite some time.

However ...

This strikes me as a wise decision. The work Tavis has been doing lately is
quite good, and I have no doubt his wisdom and knowledge would go a long
way on the distros list.

Good luck to both of you ;)


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