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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:13:05 +0100
From: Kristian Fiskerstrand <>
To:, Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: (linux-)distros list use statistics

On 11/13/2017 04:10 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it's time for Gentoo and/or Amazon to share with all of us
> the statistics they should have collected so far as per:
>  "13. Keep track of per-report and per-issue handling and disclosure 
> timelines (at least times of notification of the private list and of 
> actual public disclosure), at regular intervals produce and share 
> statistics (most notably, the average embargo duration) as well as
> the raw data (except on issues that are still under embargo) by
> posting to oss-security - primary: Gentoo, backup: Amazon"
> Please do.


As far as I'm aware I haven't gotten access to edit the wiki page for
publishing it. But the stats Gentoo has recorded are as follows (graph

Date                                    All
Number of reports                       24
Average embargo time (first public)     10.44
Average embargo time (oss-security)     10.63

This is based on the following monthly data:
2017-06	2017-07	2017-08	2017-09	2017-10
1	3	6	9	5
10.84	34.16	6.39	5.83	9.30
14.16	34.50	6.39	5.84	9.31

The wikified stats based on the generated DocuWiki output is available
in very basic style at the testing instance:

but this deserves a more fitting home (e.g the width isn't a problem on
the wider template) :)

Kristian Fiskerstrand
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