Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:35:32 +0200 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: volkerdi@...ckware.com Subject: Re: Flatcar membership on the linux-distros list Hi Vincent, I intentionally didn't hurry to comment on this, hoping that others would comment first. I would still appreciate more comments by others. On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 02:20:07PM -0400, Vincent Batts wrote: > Using the > https://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros#membership-criteria > I???m outlining why Flatcar Container Linux ought to be on the linux-distros > list. Thanks. Much of this looks convincing to me, but here are some comments: > We have already been a participant on oss-security for some time and are > active in a number of communities. Glad to participate. Vincent, as far as I could find, you personally have subscribed to oss-security 2 months ago, and I couldn't find anyone else from Flatcar Linux subscribed. (Maybe people are with personal addresses that I didn't associate with Flatcar Linux.) I also found only this one posting to Openwall lists by you: https://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2017/02/03/38 This is good, but it's not a lot. What I see on the Flatcar Linux website is more convincing, but maybe you can point us at specific examples of community participation by you personally and/or by others at Flatcar Linux? > > Be able and willing to contribute back (see above), preferably in > specific ways announced in advance (so that you're responsible for a > specific area and so that we know what to expect from which member), and > demonstrate actual contributions once you've been a member for a while > > There are a number of the items we will do through the course of normal > process (review, test, validate, monitor for issues going public). As for > owning or being a backup, I expect that would be a consideration after > being a member for a period. As I recall other applications to join the linux-distros list since we introduced this contribute-back requirement, distros volunteered for some tasks right away, not "after being a member for a period." What you say makes sense, but would be a deviation from the practice so far. I'd appreciate not needing to make an exception for you. > Pat Volkerding can vouch for me (CC???ed), and maybe others, but I asked > volkerdi first :-) We haven't yet heard from Pat Volkerding. Given your LinkedIn profile, I guess someone from Red Hat could vouch for you as well. Alexander
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