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Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:41:56 -0800
From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@...y.loosely.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: How to deal with reporters who don't want their bugs fixed?

On 2018-01-22 17:20, Mikhail Utin wrote:

>> Keeping it individual without public announced maximum embargo time
>> would also help prevent folks from jumping to 0daying everything per
>> default:)

> However, to me it is pure "Security by Obscurity" in a bit different
> wording. It never worked. Simply think that somebody else knows the
> secret and with your help continues using that.

I think you misunderstand the parent post.

Nobody is proposing that the embargo period for any _particular_ issue
be secret.  The proposal in the parent post was to not have a public
general embargo policy for _all_ issues present & future.

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