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Microsoft asks to join private Linux security developer list

Tuesday Jul 2nd 2019 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

ZDnet: Microsoft's migration from Linux enemy to Linux friend continues in security circles.

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.

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