Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:36:55 -0400 From: Yury German <blueknight@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: Gentoo's "contributing back" linux-distros tasks On 10/12/20 8:30 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > Hi, > > Gentoo signed up for these "contributing back" tasks for linux-distros: > > https://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros#contributing-back > > 9. Stay on top of issues to ensure progress is being made, remind others > when there's no apparent progress, as well as when the public disclosure > date for an issue is approaching and when it's finally reached (unless > the reporter beats you to it by making their mandatory posting to > oss-security first) - primary: Gentoo, backup: Amazon > > 11. Make sure the mandatory oss-security posting is made promptly and is > sufficiently detailed, and remind the reporter if not - primary: Gentoo, > backup: Amazon > > 12. If exploit(s) were shared on the list, make sure that either they're > included in the oss-security posting along with the issue detail or the > posting includes an announcement of planned later posting of the > exploits (with the delay being within list policy), and in the latter > case also make sure that the later posting is in fact made as planned, > and remind the reporter if not - primary: Gentoo, backup: Amazon > > 13. Keep track of per-report and per-issue handling and disclosure > timelines (at least times of notification of the private list and of > actual public disclosure), at regular intervals produce and share > statistics (most notably, the average embargo duration) as well as the > raw data (except on issues that are still under embargo) by posting to > oss-security - primary: Gentoo, backup: Amazon > > and we saw some contributions from Gentoo on these, most notable being > their work on the statistics (task 13 above): > > https://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros/stats > > Unfortunately, the last update of these statistics ("Last modified: > 2019/10/15 01:52 by kristianf") is also when the contributions ceased. > > Some others have been taking care of tasks 9, 11, 12 (in particular, > Anthony Liguori of Amazon has been helping, but on various occasions > also many others from other distros), but not yet of task 13. > > I understand that Gentoo is a community project run by volunteers, and I > am not complaining. Rather, I think we need to discuss with Gentoo in > here and reassign to other distros whatever responsibilities Gentoo no > longer has resources for. We should ideally keep at least one task > Gentoo's responsibility (and Gentoo should have specific people assigned > to that task), at least to be consistent with our current requirements > for new distros joining (linux-)distros. > > To Gentoo: which of these tasks, or other "contributing back" tasks, are > you (still) willing to handle, and who on your team would handle them? Alexander, As you mentioned Gentoo is a purely volunteer distribution and due to the happenings in the world we could not devote a lot of time. Currently I have been maintaining the statistics for the list, but there was a time from October to January that I was off the list and do not have the archive of the messages. I will need to work with someone to fill out those statistics as K_F is currently not available. I will be able to continue with Task 13, and will catch up during the weekend. > > To others on linux-distros: which of the above tasks do you volunteer to > become primary for? > > To Amazon: do you want to remain backup for task 13, or do you not have > the resources to handle it? > > If Gentoo already has some work-in-progress on task 13 for October 2019 > and on, yet we reassign this task to another distro, then that data and > instructions should probably be transferred to the other distro. > > Alexander
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