Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:56:45 +0100 From: John Haxby <john.haxby@...cle.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: linux-distros membership application - Microsoft > On 27 Jun 2019, at 18:48, Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@...onical.com> wrote: > > On 2019-06-27 09:57:38, Anthony Liguori wrote: >> On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 7:05 AM Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: >>>>> 3. Have a publicly verifiable track record, dating back at least 1 >>>>> year and continuing to present day, of fixing security issues >>>>> (including some that had been handled on (linux-)distros, meaning that >>>>> membership would have been relevant to you) and releasing the fixes >>>>> within 10 days (and preferably much less than that) of the issues >>>>> being made public (if it takes you ages to fix an issue, your users >>>>> wouldn't substantially benefit from the additional time, often around >>>>> 7 days and sometimes up to 14 days, that list membership could give >>>>> you). >>>> >>>> Microsoft has decades long history of addressing security issues via >>>> MSRC (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc). While we are able to >>>> quickly (<1-2 hours) create a build to address disclosed security >>>> issues, we require extensive testing and validation before we make these >>>> builds public. Being members of this mailing list would provide us the >>>> additional time we need for extensive testing. >>> >>> It'd be helpful if you could directly address this part: "including some >>> that had been handled on (linux-)distros, meaning that membership would >>> have been relevant to you". Without such examples yet, we'd have to be >>> guessing whether the membership would have been relevant to you or not. >> >> I'm not aware of issues on the distros list, but Microsoft has been >> very active in working with the broader community on Spectre/Meltdown >> style mitigations. I think the community would benefit overall from >> their participation on distros. > > I agree with Anthony on this point. They've been beneficial to the > greater Linux community and I feel like their direct involvement on > linux-distros would benefit other members. > > Tyler I know this is "me too" but I agree with both Anthony and Tyler. I'd also endorse Sasha personally from my association with him in the past. jch
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