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internetnews.com: Torvalds Criticizes Security Approaches

Jan 14, 2005, 12:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds had a few things to say this week about the way potential security issues are disclosed to fellow open sourcers. And it wasn't all good.

"His comments came as part of a mailing list discussion among kernel developers about creating a security contact point for people to use when potential kernel security issues arise.

"According to kernel developer Chris Wright,who began the discussion thread, kernel security issues are currently discussed in multiple locations, including the Linux Kernel mailing list, Kernel maintainers and the limited access vendor-sec mailing list..."

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