i'm not assuming or interpreting anything, i speak of facts i have. for one, it's not a large
number of people, it's the membership of secret lists which by its nature is quite limited.
second, it doesn't take a lot of coordination when you're within your normal social circle
anyway (the same kernel devs who interact on lkml, at conferences, real life, etc), it's
normal human behaviour to stick to the flock lest you get ejected. so no, this is not a
conspiracy (you've been caught again ;).
speaking of facts, what do you have to say about the Paul Mackerras quote and its visible
result in the commit message? what is your interpretation? why was he even raising the point
of how candid he should be in the commit?
> In fact your interpretation makes no sense at all: why would people
> spend time coordinating to hide security holes when knowingly doing that
> could have no consequence other than to harm the reputation of the
> system they're working on? Doing that would be ridiculous.
why would there be consequences when all of this can take place outside of the public eye, in
a completely unaccountable manner?
> Ergo, they aren't doing that:
and you determined that by...? oh right, you didn't. why don't you go ask for the mailing list
archives? that would surely answer all questions, do you agree? and if there's nothing bad to
hide in there, there shouldn't be any objections to getting them.