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Between 2004 and 2014 a debate took place over the future of Full-Disclosure Mailing List in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 24 March 2014

The decision to close Full-Disclosure Mailing List

John Cartwright said "I always assumed that the turning point would be a sweeping request for large-scale deletion of information that some vendor or other had taken exception to.

I never imagined that request might come from a researcher within the 'community' itself. Having spent a fair amount of time dealing with complaints from a particular individual (who shall remain nameless) I realised that I'm done."

In response Andrew Wallace said "Full-Disclosure Mailing List was being used against private sector, public sector, academia and individuals and little was done to remove things that shouldn't be there in enough time.

The list was nothing to do with responsible or full disclosure. True responsible and full disclosure can happen elsewhere from now on."