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Re: Which does "A" in "DSA" mean, "Alert" or "Advisory"?

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 06:52:11PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> From: Tomohiro KUBOTA <debian@tmail.plala.or.jp>
> Subject: Which does "A" in "DSA" mean, "Alert" or "Advisory"?
> Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 12:49:18 +0900 (LDT)
> > For example, http://www.debian.org/security/index.en.html shows
> > a list of "alerts".  On the other hand, page for each item (ex. 
> > http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-502.en.html) has a title
> > of "Debian Security Advisory" which implies "A" in "DSA" means
> > "advisory".
> My last mail seems not very clear.  In short, my concern is:
>   - Are these usages of terms "alert" and "advisory" intended?
>     Or, just vacillations?
>       - If intended, how "alert" or "advisory" is chosen in each page?
>       - If vacillations, I propose unification of these terms.
>         However, I have no idea which ("alert" or "advisory") should
>         be used.
> Any comments?

The security team is the authoritative source, so the correct term
is "advisory".  Please change "alert" to "advisory" where you find

Matt Kraai            kraai@ftbfs.org            http://ftbfs.org/

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