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Security Update: [CSSA-2002-032.0] Linux: temporary file races in libmm
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (John Cartwright)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:24:14 +0100

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 02:59:57PM +0300, Guy Cohen wrote:
Isn't this list moderated?

No, but it is a closed list. We allow posts from non-members based on
their merit and relevance.

Why do all vendors suddenly want to spam us with tons of *useless*
advisories, that we get anyhow?

We believe that the vendor notifications are useful information. To
provide a viable alternative to other more commercial lists, we need to
extend our reach to as wide a range of people as possible. I have been
campaigning for vendors to submit content to us for this reason.

didn't the post on bugtraq say that the new mailing list has been build
because securityfocus has gone commercial?

Yes. I fail to see the commercialism in allowing vendors to post their
advisories. We're not making anything from it, and I doubt they are either.

Our original statement was questioning whether a commercial entity could
operate a mailing list such as this and remain unbiased, and more
importantly, not profit from the information (and early access to it)
themselves.

All of the above are well-documented in the (draft) list charter, available
at http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html

- John


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