m (add to category 'Policies')
m (Protected "Policies/Security Policy" [edit=sysop:move=sysop])
This policy describes how security related issues are handled after they have been reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issues that are brought to the attention of email@example.com are handled discretely. The issue will be verified and the author/maintainer of the affected code will usually be contacted. If the issue is indeed considered to be a problem the need for an immediate fix is assessed. The security team will notify also affected parties which are known to reuse the affected code.
If a fix is considered necessary, KDE release coordinators are contacted and KDE vendor packagers, Linux distributors and other prenotification mailing lists are informed once a fix is available that has passed review on firstname.lastname@example.org. We then give them a reasonable amount of time to prepare binary packages. After that time we issue a security alert via dot.kde.org, bugtraq and email@example.com. Patches in source form and any available updated binaries are published at the same time.
All security alerts are published on http://www.kde.org/info/security/.
KDE developers that want to join firstname.lastname@example.org can send a motivated request to email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the current members. The main criteria is the extent to which someone can be helpful in excuting the security policy as described here. That includes a willingness not to disclose issues prematurely.