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From: John Cartwright <johnc () grok org uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 00:21:58 +0000
[Full-Disclosure] Mailing List Charter
John Cartwright <johnc () grok org uk> and Len Rose <len () netsys com>
Introduction & Purpose
This document serves as a charter for the [Full-Disclosure] mailing
list hosted at lists.netsys.com.
The list was created on 9th July 2002 by Len Rose, and is primarily
concerned with security issues and their discussion. The list is
administered by Len Rose and John Cartwright.
Subscription/unsubscription may be performed via the HTTP interface
located at http://lists.netsys.com/mailman/listinfo/full-disclosure.
Alternatively, commands may be emailed to
full-disclosure-request () lists netsys com, send the word 'help' in
either the message subject or body for details.
Moderation & Management
The [Full-Disclosure] list is unmoderated. Typically posting will be
restricted to members only, however the administrators may choose to
accept submissions from non-members based on individual merit and
It is expected that the list will be largely self-policing, however in
special circumstances (eg spamming, misappropriation) then offending
members may be removed from the list by the management.
An archive of postings is available at
Any information pertaining to vulnerabilities is acceptable, for
instance announcement and discussion thereof, exploit techniques and
code, related tools and papers, and other useful information.
Gratuitous advertisement, product placement, or self-promotion is
forbidden. Disagreements, flames, arguments, and off-topic discussion
should be taken off-list wherever possible.
Humour is acceptable in moderation, providing it is inoffensive.
Politics should be avoided at all costs.
Members are reminded that due to the open nature of the list, they
should use discretion in executing any tools or code distributed via
The primary language of this list is English. Members are expected to
maintain a reasonable standard of netiquette when posting to the list.
Quoting should not exceed that which is necessary to convey context,
this is especially relevant to members subscribed to the digested
version of the list.
The use of HTML is discouraged, but not forbidden. Signatures will
preferably be short and to the point, and those containing
'disclaimers' should be avoided where possible.
Attachments may be included if relevant or necessary (e.g. PGP or
S/MIME signatures, proof-of-concept code, etc) but must not be active
(in the case of a worm, for example) or malicious to the recipient.
Vacation messages should be carefully configured to avoid replying to
list postings. Offenders will be excluded from the mailing list until
the problem is corrected.
Members may post to the list by emailing
full-disclosure () lists netsys com Do not send subscription/
unsubscription mails to this address, use the -request address
The list charter will be published at
In addition, the charter will be posted monthly to the list by the
Alterations will be made after consultation with list members and a
concensus has been reached.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
- List Charter John Cartwright (Dec 13)