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SubjectRe: thoughts on kernel security issues


On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Alan Cox wrote:
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> > - _short_ embargo, for kernel-only. I obviously believe that vendor-sec
> > is whoring itself for security firms and vendors. I believe there would
> > be a place for something with stricter rules on disclosure.
>
> Seems these two could be the same list with a bit of respect for users
> wishes and common sense.

Possibly. On the other hand, I can well imagine that the list of
subscribers is different for the two cases. The same way I refuse to have
anything to do with vendor-sec, maybe somebody else refuses to honor even
a five-day rule, but would want to be on the "no rules, but let's be clear
that we're all good guys, not gray or black-hats.

Also, especially with a hard rule, there's just less confusion, I think,
if the two are separate. Otherwise you'd have to have strict Subject: line
rules or something - which basically means that they are separate lists
anyway.

But hey, it's not even clear that both are needed. With a short enough
disclosure requirement, maybe people feel like the "five-day rule,
possible explicitly _relaxed_ by the original submitter" is sufficient.

Linus
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