OTR and general security stuff

Jurre van Bergen drwhax at 2600nl.net
Thu Feb 14 18:02:29 EST 2013

Fair enough,

I bet you guys has seen this happening before, perhaps I should've asked
what your experience was with GSOC.

But what would be a reasonable way to get more eyes on the code for
security reviews?


On 02/13/2013 11:08 PM, Peter Lawler wrote:
> On 14/02/13 08:52, Richard Laager wrote:
>> On Wed, 2013-02-13 at 16:46 +0100, Jurre van Bergen wrote:
>>> I was thinking, perhaps it's interesting for the Pidgin project to have
>>> a few or one student(s) working this summer (GSOC) on "securing"
>>> Pidgin/LibPurple?
>> I'd love to be proven wrong, but I'm skeptical that this kind of highly
>> skilled work is something that GSoC students could reasonably help with.
> My concern on using GSOC students for critical stuff like this is that
> those who gain the skills 'securing' Pidgin/libpurple would then leave
> and the project may be in the position of not really having a
> completed task, poorly documented etc., despite best intentions of the
> mentor and others within the project to see the GSOC student complete
> their task. This has happened before.
> Pete.

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