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Re: running the distros lists
From: Josh Bressers <bressers () redhat com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:33:41 -0400 (EDT)
Kurt - how about my original request for help running the list, though?
Even if you somehow don't volunteer to notify upstreams (and others),
making sure that every issue gets a CRD proposed for it ASAP will be of
help. Can I at least count on you doing that? ;-) And maybe someone
else will volunteer for other sub-tasks (although a per-vulnerability
rather than per-sub-task split between the several responsible list
members could work better, I think).
This task strikes me as a timesink that results in minimal value. It's in
the best interest of all list members to fix issues in a timely manner. The
historic vendor-sec never had a serious problem with CRD. They were often
outside of the current proposed 14 day span, but that's just a reality of
how things go. We all have more work to do than time, so some things are
bound to suffer.
Trying to get a couple people to do this is going to be a losing battle. We
need to think about how to best let the list police itself. It certainly
won't be 100% perfect, but I think even an 80% reasonable CRD agreement
goal is acceptable (perfect is the enemy of the good comes to mind).
I would suggest some reasonable guidelines (that are not enforced
strictly), then see how things go for a while. If it's deemed unacceptable,
a better solution can be worked on.