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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:11:26 -0700
From: Anthony Liguori <>
Subject: Re: accepting new members to (linux-)distros lists

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:09:39AM -0700, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> We (Amazon Linux) are very happy to fill in whatever gaps are needed.
>> Most of the places where that can be done most effectively already
>> have a primary.  I hate to just sign up to be backup but if we did
>> that, we would track independently to ensure nothing got missed.
>> So maybe backup for administrative tasks 9-13 and then we can be
>> primary for technical task 3?  We already test all of these fixes so
>> responding with a report of the testing we've done is straight forward
>> enough.
> This works.  I've just listed Amazon for those tasks as you suggested.
> Thank you!
> This leaves administrative task 10 with no primary yet, though:
> 10. Monitor relevant public channels (mailing lists, code repositories,
> etc.) and inform the reporter and the list in case an issue is made
> public prematurely (that is, leaks or is independently rediscovered) -
> primary: vacant, backup: Amazon
> Does this mean Amazon will be taking care of it until we find a primary?
> Or only in cases when no other distro (visibly) does?
> Ideally, a distro should volunteer to be primary for that task now, so
> that Amazon wouldn't have to volunteer for more than they offered.

I don't mind making us primary here.  I don't think backup/primary
really matter for this one the more folks doing this the better.


Anthony Liguori

>> >
> Alexander

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