From time to time we take a moment as a team to reflect on the project. In most cases a major milestone occurs and gets us to think about OSVDB and the security industry. Today OSVDB went over 50,000 entries in the database. One must keep in mind that these are only vulnerabilities that the industry knows about or have been made public. It has been said before that until you can truly measure something and express it in numbers you have only the very beginning of understanding on the subject. OSVDB continues to promote a greater understanding by providing accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities.
Looking for Volunteer Rails Developers!
The Open Security Foundation is looking for a few good Ruby on Rails developers to help us on a volunteer basis in developing and enhancing osvdb.org, as well as datalossdb.org.
We need folks who are interested in security, with a background in Ruby on Rails development.
For helping on OSVDB, you really need to have a solid understanding in these areas:
- Single-table inheritance
Dataloss DB isn’t as complex. A volunteer needs only to be experienced with REST and have already worked on RoR projects, but also have knowledge and experience with SOLR to help with the learning curve!
Both projects require experience with Subversion, and decent written communication skills.
If you’re interested in helping out, we encourage you to email us at:
moderators[at]osvdb.org (for OSVDB work), or curators[at]datalossdb.org (for datalossdb.org work).
In your email, please send a quick and informal resume with links to Ruby on Rails work you’ve done in the past, or projects you’re currently working on.
It’s not a job… it’s an adventure (or a hobby, or just a way to do something important for the InfoSec community!)