Archive for October, 2009

Meet the Package Owners: Simo

Mon, 19 Oct 2009

Next up is Simo Järvinen, owner of the DRM package:

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Security Strategy Working Group

Thu, 15 Oct 2009

We are forming a working group to decide what the Symbian community’s strategy should be in dealing with security issues on the Symbian Platform. This is an example of Symbian’s commitment to open governance, and membership of this working group is open to any Symbian Foundation member.

There are some interesting challenges, both in the operation of this working group and in the operation of whatever processes the working group decides should be put in place, arising from the tension between the desire for openness in our dealings with the community and the harm that could be caused by disclosing security vulnerabilities to the world before a fix or workaround is available.

Full details of the remit of the working group are on the Symbian Developer wiki. We already have several working group members signed up, and if you are a Symbian Foundation member and would like to participate, please go ahead and join in!

Meet the Package Owners: Santosh

Wed, 07 Oct 2009

I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the package owners in the security technology domain; these good people don’t work for the Symbian Foundation, but they do work very hard on the Symbian Platform code, and deserve public recognition for that :-).

We thought we’d try an interview format for these introductions, and Santosh Patil, owner of the OS Security package, bravely volunteered to be the first up.

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