Microsoft To Join The Private Linux Mailing List

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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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Swapnil Bhartiya has decades of experience covering emerging technologies and enterprise open source. His stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more. He is also a science fiction writer and founder of TFiR.io.