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Re: [opinion] CVE-patching is not sufficient for package security patchi

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: [opinion] CVE-patching is not sufficient for package security patching
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:51:06 -0400

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 11:54:54PM +0100, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> This seems to be a misunderstanding.  The first step is to use the money
> we already have but cannot exchange for hardware, because
> - finding appropriate hardware that you can actually buy is not easy
> - hosting needs to be considered because we can’t just dump them in the
>   MDC data centre where most of the Intel servers are hosted.
> We bought a handful of Overdrive 1000 in the past (they are no longer
> sold), and hosting was always an obstacle.
> While looking for ways to get the project some more money is certainly
> worthwhile, it’s really not the pressing issue here.

I volunteer to host one or two workstation-type 64-bit ARM machines.

Concretely, this would mean a Honeycomb LX2 or Ampere ALTRA workstation,
since I don't believe there are any other aarch64 workstations available
for sale.

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