+1 Like other private ASF lists, we must remember to use this list only
when privacy is required and not for general discussion of security.
Owen O'Malley wrote:
> With the upcoming freeze of Map/Reduce 0.21, for the first time, we have
> code that is critical from a system security perspective. As outlined on
> http://www.apache.org/security/committers.html this will be a private
> list with only committers that are working on the security aspects of
> Hadoop. The use of the list will be strictly limited to collecting
> security issues from users so that they can fixed and released before
> they are announced on public forums, such as jira. Clearly, I'm +1.
> On a related note, my plan is to work on getting full Kerberos
> integration for 0.22. We've come a long way without any authentication
> in Hadoop, but it is getting important to start closing the holes.
> -- Owen