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

Randy.Dunlap rddunlap at osdl.org
Thu Sep 19 12:19:22 PDT 2002


ditto.  what Khalid said.

I was going to point this out also...

~Randy

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Khalid Aziz wrote:

| Rob,
|
| 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.
|
| --
| Khalid
|
| "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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