poor social estrategy
Posted Jan 8, 2005 3:08 UTC (Sat) by Junior_Samples
In reply to: poor social estrategy
Parent article: grsecurity 2.1.0 and kernel vulnerabilities
I wouldn't worry about the "tone" at all. Linus isn't some frail
petunia. In fact, Linus freely admits that he is one of the most brusque,
if not out and out rude, individuals you will ever meet among Linux
developers. In his position it's an asset; in this role, someone
else with fragile sensibilities would be quickly steamrolled or suffer
a nervous breakdown. Linus can dish it out. He can take it just as well.
Nevertheless, Linux probably needs a "kernel security officer" who would be the initial
contact point when a vulnerability is discovered. It is shameful that
these reports went unanswered for almost a month.
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