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Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 21:24:58 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: CoreOS leaving distros/linux-distros on May 26, handing off responsibilities


Thank you Benjamin, Igor, John for agreeing on this between yourselves
and for all of your contributions to running these lists smoothly.

On Tue, Mar 03, 2020 at 12:07:29AM -0500, Benjamin Gilbert wrote:
> Red Hat recently announced [1] that CoreOS Container Linux will reach
> end-of-life on May 26.  The Container Linux team will be leaving the
> distros lists on that date,

I assume you'll remind me about that on that date.

> and will need to hand off our maintenance
> responsibilities to other distros.  We're currently handling [2]:
> Administrative-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/time) - primary: CoreOS, backup: Oracle
> Administrative-2: If the proposed public disclosure date is not within
> list policy, insist on getting this corrected and propose a suitable
> earlier date - primary: CoreOS, backup: CloudLinux
> Administrative-6: If multiple issues are reported at once, see if any
> of them can reasonably be made public sooner than the rest, and if so
> help untangle them and stay on top of their disclosure process -
> primary: CoreOS, backup: CloudLinux
> Oracle isn't signed up for any other tasks, so it seems natural for
> them to move up to primary on #1.  In addition to being backup on #2
> and #6, CloudLinux is primary on Administrative-3 (evaluate if the
> issue is already public).  In my experience it makes sense to handle
> #1 and #2 together, so: Oracle, would you be willing to take primary
> on #1 and #2, and CloudLinux, what would you think of moving up to
> primary on #6?

I've just edited the wiki accordingly.

> It'd also be good to get volunteers for the backup slots.  Any takers?

I second this request.

> We plan to continue executing our current responsibilities until May
> 26, but if other distros want to take over our roles sooner for ease
> of bookkeeping, we're open to that.

I suggest that Oracle and CloudLinux already start to act as primary for
their respective tasks, and CoreOS as backup until you leave on May 26.

> Best,
> --Benjamin Gilbert
> [1]:
> [2]:

Thanks again,


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