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Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 20:40:50 -0500
From: Josh Bressers <josh@...ss.net>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: independent volunteers on distros list

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> 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 ;)

-- 
    JB

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