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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