[cgl_discussion] FW: Kick-off the Review of the Device Driver Hardening Design Spec

Khalid Aziz khalid at fc.hp.com
Thu Sep 19 12:11:26 PDT 2002


I am assuming you will accept plain email feedback as well. Right? It is
quite a process for one to open a sourceforge account, get their account
listed on the list of accounts "allowed" to give feedback, log into
sourceforge, click through a few links to get to a form and enter their
comments in an HTML form. They may have to do this multiple times for
each comment they have. Compare this to simply typing up comments in
your favorite editor while reading a doc and firing them all off in a
single email message.

The harder you make it for people to give you feedback, the less
feedback you will get.


"Rhoads, Rob" wrote:
> I sent the original message below on the hardened driver mailing list. Since
> I've received only a few responses and only from engineers within Intel I'm
> forwarding it here.
> If you plan on participating on the hardened drivers project, please join
> the mailing and send me your SourceForge user account name. Thanks.
> -RobR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rhoads, Rob
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:00 AM
> To: 'hardeneddrivers-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net'
> Subject: Kick-off the Review of the Device Driver Hardening Design Spec
> All,
> As promised, I'd like to kick-off the review of the current
> "Device Driver Hardening Design Spec". I'd like to do this
> using this mailing list and the SourceForge bug tracker
> database.
> Under the "Tracker" section of the Hardened Drivers project
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/hardeneddrivers/), I've
> created a new tracker database called "Review Design Spec".
> That is where I'd liked to track all review comments and
> feedback for the design spec.
> IMPORTANT: Before you can add your review comments, I need
>            to add your SourceForge account to the project.
>            Send me your SourceForge user account name.
> What I need from you (Action Items for you):
> -------------------------------------------
> 1. If you don't already have a SourceForge developer account,
>    get one (see http://sourceforge.net/account/register.php).
>    Send me your account name, so I can add you to the project.
>    Include a brief intro of who you are, past experience, and
>    your interests on device driver hardening. This last part
>    is just so I can get to know you.
> 2. Download the spec, read and review it.
>    http://hardeneddrivers.sourceforge.net/downloads/DDH-Spec-0.5h.pdf
> 3. Submit your review comments to the tracker "Review Design Spec"
>    database. Be sure to include the exact reference in the doc
>    (i.e. section numbers). I'd prefer that you use one tracker entry
>    per comment/suggestion. This is more work, but I want to be able
>    to track each item separately. We can always close, combine, or
>    open new entries if needed. Just use your best judgment.
>    DUE DATE: Submit all feedback by the end of the week
>              Sept. 20, 2002.
> 4. Send your questions or items you'd like to further discuss,
>    to this mailing list.
> What I will do (Action Items for me):
> ------------------------------------
> 1. I will review each of the tracker entries and resolve,
>    or disposition the ones that I can (e.g. accept, reject,
>    etc.). I will periodically publish the results of the
>    dispositions to this mailing list.
>    Ground Rules for tracker disposition:
>    ------------------------------------
>    Before rejecting an entry outright, I will work with the
>    submitter to resolve any conflicts. The submitter or
>    myself always have the option of opening up a discussion
>    on a particular item to this mailing list for wider
>    review. When in doubt, I will error on sending it out
>    to the mailing list for greater discussion.
>    As the project maintainer, I reserve the right to make the final
>    decision.
> 2. Next week I will put together a list of items that I think
>    need further discussion, this will include all open or unresolved
>    review comments from the tracker entries.
> 3. Consolidate all resolved review comments into a new
>    revision of the Device Driver Hardening Spec and post
>    it up on the project homepage.
> 4. Put together a list of all required design/code changes to
>    the existing project source code, that result from your
>    feedback. From this list we can start assigning owners
>    for any needed code changes.
> +=+=+
> Rob Rhoads                     mailto:rob.rhoads at intel.com
> Staff Software Engineer        office: 503-677-5498
> Intel Corporation
> This email message solely contains my own personal views, and not
> necessarily those of my employer.
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