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Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2023 21:56:42 +0100
From: Solar Designer <>
Cc: Jonathan Wright <>,
	Andrew Lukoshko <>,
	benny Vasquez <>,
	Igor Seletskiy <>,
	Darya Malyavkina <>,
	Jack Aboutboul <>
Subject: Re: AlmaLinux Distros List Application


On Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 02:35:35PM -0600, Jonathan Wright wrote:
> I'm submitting this application on behalf of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation.
> Myself (Jonathan Wright) and Andrew Lukoshko, our lead architect, would be
> joining if approved.

This looks reasonable to me.

>       Historically we have been following Red Hat releases within 1-2 days,
>       and since our shift in June away from following Red Hat we have been able
>       to release some security updates ahead of Red Hat (Iperf3 patch and AMD
>       microcode/kernel patches specifically). We would not be beholden to CentOS
>       Stream updates for our patch releases.

This isn't a lot yet.  I suppose linux-distros membership would enable
you to do ahead of Red Hat updates more often?

>       Immediately we can begin to help reporters ensure their reports are
>       following the requirements and are confirmed/replied to. As we
> advance our
>       understanding of how things operate, and the need arises, we can
> expand our
>       work into contributing more deeply.

These tasks are already accepted by some distros.  We can indeed
re-assign, so that those older members handle more complex tasks
instead, or maybe you'd volunteer for some of the tasks from the
"Administrative tasks mostly unrelated to (linux-)distros lists (but
relevant to the wider community)" category?  This category is
essentially about expanding and improving the public oss-security
content and its visibility.

>       Darya Malyavkina from CloudLinux will vouch for us.

For others reading this - Darya has been on linux-distros for CloudLinux
for a long while, so this satisfies the requirement as written.


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