An anonymous reader writes, "Disclosure. Just a word, but in the security field it is the root of progress, sharing knowledge and getting bugs fixed. SecurityFocus published an interesting collection of quotes about the best disclosure processes. The article features 11 big vendors, 2 buyers of vulnerabilities, and 3 independent researchers. What emerges is a subtle picture of the way vendors and researchers differ over how much elapsed time constitutes 'responsible.' Whereas vendors ask for unlimited patience, independent researchers look for a real commitment to develop a patch in a short time. Nice read."
Wikipedia has an entry for "full disclosure
" but none for "responsible disclosure."