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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:52:37 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: accepting new members to (linux-)distros lists

Ah I misunderstood the backup, I thought it meant people within a distro, not actual distros, I'm fine with a backup distro. As for the tasks I meant 1 and 2 technical, we generally do this work anyways.


> On Jul 14, 2017, at 12:54, Solar Designer <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 12:40:18PM -0600, wrote:
>> Sorry I thought I'd replied earlier to this thread
> IIRC, you did, but you were not specific.
>> (phone email clients,
>> how do they work?) Red Hat will continue to help (let's pick #1 and #2
>> explicitly),
> What's #1 and #2 - do you mean the technical or the administrative tasks?
> Technical are:
> 1. Propose (other) ways to fix, work around, or mitigate the reported issues
> 2. Develop and share fixes, workarounds, or mitigations
> and currently these are vacant.
> Administrative are:
> 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) -
> primary: CloudLinux, backup: vacant
> 2. If the proposed public disclosure date is not within list policy,
> insist on getting this corrected and propose a suitable earlier date -
> primary: CloudLinux, backup: vacant
> As you can see, the primary distro for them is currently CloudLinux, and
> as discussed in here I'd like each new distro joining to take at least
> task 1, unless they strongly prefer something else.  There's currently
> no backup, so I will gladly list Red Hat as backup here if you confirm.
>> I know we already have more than 2 people on the list so I
>> don't think we need to nominate a backup?
> If you're confident you'll fully handle a task without needing a backup
> distro, then we may list that as such.  Right now, you do have Debian
> listed as backup for the CVE tasks, though.
> Alexander

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