Almost all of Linux's development work is conducted in the open. Almost. One of the few exceptions is when companies or hackers reveal unpatched security holes to Linux developers. In those cases, these issues are first revealed in the closed linux-distro list. Now, Microsoft, which is -- believe it or not -- rolling its own Linux distributions, has asked to join this restricted security list.
ZDnet: Microsoft's migration from Linux enemy to Linux friend continues in security circles.