July 10, 2019

Microsoft To Join The Private Linux Mailing List

Microsoft recently applied to join a private Linux kernel mailing list that's meant for reporting and discussing security issues privately before they are made public. After a week-long discussion, it’s all but certain that Microsoft will be subscribed to the list.  Alexander Peslyak, the maintainer of the list wrote in a discussion thread on Openwall, “Per our current policy and precedents, I see no valid reasons not to subscribe Microsoft (or part(s) of it, see below) to 'linux-distros'. So I intend to figure out some detail and proceed with the subscription.”  Once accepted, Microsoft will join companies like Oracle and Amazon who are already on the list.

 

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