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Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 20:07:46 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: linux-distros list membership application - CloudLinux

Hi all,

I am inclined to add CloudLinux to the linux-distros list unless there
are well-reasoned objections.  I'd appreciate any comments.

On Sun, Jul 02, 2017 at 05:29:25PM +0300, Igor Seletskiy wrote:
> I would like to apply for membership in linux-distros list for CloudLinux
> OS. Please, see application attached.

Thank you for posting this, Igor.

I am most concerned about your answer to:

> 4. Not be (only) downstream or a rebuild of another distro (or else we
> need convincing additional justification of how the list membership
> would enable you to release fixes sooner, presumably not relying on the
> upstream distro having released their fixes first?)

> Our kernel has significant amount of changes comparing to OpenVZ kernel
> We also do slight modifications to Apache web server, ship customized
> versions of PHP (multiple versions), python, ruby, MySQL and MariaDB that
> are  packaged by us, and not taken from upstream.

So are you saying that you'll release fixes sooner (once you're on the
linux-distros list) only for this subset of packages that are modified
or packaged by you?  What about the rest?

> We would be happy to help with administrative tasks:
>    1. Promptly review new issue reports for meeting the list's requirements
>    and confirm receipt of the report and, when necessary, inform the reporter
>    of any issues with their report (e.g., obviously not actionable by the
>    distros) and request and/or propose any required yet missing information
>    (most notably, a tentative public disclosure date)
>    2. If the proposed public disclosure date is not within list policy,
>    insist on getting this corrected and propose a suitable earlier date
> And possibly more in the future, as we have a better understanding of the
> amount of work needed to handle those tasks.
> We will need some handholding at first to make sure we do things correctly.

OK.  You'll likely need to choose additional/other tasks very soon since
these trivial ones will likely transfer to another new distro joining,
if one requests membership and meets the criteria shortly after you.

> Please, find PGP related info

Thanks.  Out of the people you listed, you and Konstantin appear to have
been on oss-security for a long while, but Leonid doesn't appear to be
subscribed - or is he?  If not, he probably needs to subscribe now.


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