keep the pissing contests for IRC
Posted Jan 10, 2005 12:29 UTC (Mon) by zorgan
In reply to: keep the pissing contests for IRC
Parent article: grsecurity 2.1.0 and kernel vulnerabilities
May I politely request that everybody stops confusing the PaX team with
the grsecurity developers? I haven't seem anybody of the PaX team
"behaving like a social walrus" (not that I think this term would be fair
to Brad Spengler, either).
Anyway, the suggestion that Andrea Arcangeli would currently be more of a
VM maintainer than Linus Torvalds or Andrew Morton is so funny that I
don't understand why anybody took sbergman27 seriously. He has done
important development on the VM a couple of times, but he has never
adopted anything like a maintainer's role, AFAIK.
But I think the main point remains (and that's why this discussion makes
sense): If Linus and akpm get too much flooded with e-mails that they
cannot even reply to a local DoS report within 3 weeks, then maybe they
should appoint someone to be a security contact person? Someone who is
willing to look into such reports, can judge their severity, and contact
the relevant maintainers to review proposed patches etc.?
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