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The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 7, 2012 14:51 UTC (Thu) by randomguy3 (subscriber, #71063)
In reply to: The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory by dgm
Parent article: Responsible disclosure in open source: The crypt() vulnerability

I would say "Immediate disclosure" would be more descriptive than "Early disclosure" (early compared to what?).


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The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 7, 2012 15:26 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

It takes a bit of time to write articles and test cases, so "immediate" is not that descriptive of what really happens.

And early would be compared to the release of the patch, of course.

The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 7, 2012 17:04 UTC (Thu) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106) [Link]

"unilateral disclosure", to contrast with "coordinated"?

The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 7, 2012 17:15 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

Well, "unilateral" has darker undertones than "early" to my ears, but I'm not a native English speaker. "Prompt disclosure" anyone?

The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 7, 2012 18:06 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

I would suggest "rapid" or "independent"

The name "Responsible disclosure" is inflamatory

Posted Jun 14, 2012 6:21 UTC (Thu) by fest3er (guest, #60379) [Link]

I'd suggest 'knee-jerk disclosure', but that might be pejorative, inflammatory and defamatory.

Language can be, and often is, problematic. The task is to find the fewest words that adequately communicate the desired idea. Perhaps three words would better describe the process: 'responsibly coordinated disclosure'.


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