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Re: SecurityForest - Public Release #1
From: loni () securityforest com
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 02:28:57 +0200

Hi Gregory,
As to my knowledge, the internet is a global network and all the information contained within is openly available. I 
also don't see the "advantage" you have mentioned - are we at competition with one another ?
Secondly, thanx for the complement on the "idea".
As mentioned in SecurityForest's Mission - "for the community - by the community". I hope that the security community 
will see an advantage in contributing as without it, the Forest will not grow and therefore the community will not gain 
this medium of shared knowledge.

Best Regards,
loni () securityforest com

Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 08:27:27 -0800
From: Gregory Gilliss <ggilliss () netpublishing com>
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] SecurityForest - Public Release #1
Reply-To: Gregory Gilliss <ggilliss () netpublishing com>

Yeah, I'd like for my country to accummulate all the available computer 
security knowledge too...one heck of a competative advantage to have.

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Pity the US is so busy scaring the population that they have no time to
come up with ideas like this...

-- Greg

On or about 2004.11.19 12:41:29 +0000, loni () securityforest com (loni () securityforest com) said:

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Table of contents
  The Open Source Idea
  Tree's in the Forest

SecurityForest.com is a collaboratively edited Forest consisting of Trees which anyone can contribute to. 
SecurityForest's trees are specific security repositories that are categorized for practical reasons. The 
technologies currently in use in these repositories are based on Wiki technology and CVS (Concurrent Versioning 
System) technology. Depending on the species of the tree - the suitable technology will be used. SecurityForest.com 
is a collection of repositories (trees) for the community - by the community. In other words - the updating, 
modifying and improving can be done by anyone in the community.
This public release is posted at 

The Open Source Idea
The basic idea behind Open Source is very simple: When people can read, modify and improve a piece of software, the 
software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one 
is used to the slow pace of conventional development, seems astonishing.
We at SecurityForest have learned that this rapid evolutionary process produces better results than the traditional 
closed model, in which only very few people improve the Security Repositories and everybody else must use what these 
individuals have come across and added. SecurityForest is not only based on OpenSource software, but itself is 
opensource meaning the updating, modifying and improving can be done by anyone in the community.

Tree's in the Forest


Gregory A. Gilliss, CISSP                              E-mail: greg () gilliss com
Computer Security                             WWW: http://www.gilliss.com/greg/
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