Results of Mangle-A-Thon 2009
Mangle-A-Thon 2009 went very well. In addition to some 20 or so primary sources matched for DataLossDB, several volunteers managed to improve the “complete-ness” of OSVDB by over a tenth of a percent. That may not sound like much, but with over 58 thousand vulnerabilities in that database, a tenth of a percent (0.1% for you math types) is a huge help.
We would like to send an enormous “Thank You!” to all those who came and helped out. You did a service to the entire industry by lending your time and efforts. Another enormous “Thank You!” to Midnight Research Labs Boston for hosting the event. The venue was perfect, and your efforts both in planning the event, and contributing at the event were invaluable. Thanks again to Voltage Security for sponsoring the event and providing the food and drink; it made the 12+ hours achievable.
We would like to extend one last “Thank You!” to all those who not only mangled at the event, but went home and have since mangled some more. That is exactly what we had hoped for: a community contribution by and for the security community, and we hope you enjoyed the experience and will continue to work with us.
The success of the event may drive us to do another one (probably not until next year), maybe in a different city, or it might just and up right where we did it this time. Maybe we’ll have it happen across a couple cities next time! Let us know what you think… any suggestions are welcome!
Join OSF in Somerville, MA on September 19th, 2009 from 8am to midnight for Mangle-A-Thon, and help us mangle vulnerabilities into the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), and mangle data loss incidents and primary sources into the DataLossDB.
The event, hosted by Midnight Research Labs Boston, is free and sponsored by Voltage Security, which will assist us in providing food and drink for attendees. OSF moderators will walk participants through the projects and teach participants how volunteers maintain the entirety of both data sets. Our goal is to get as much new and accurate data into both databases as possible, possibly add a couple of new recruits into the fold, and have a good time doing it.
Have suggestions regarding the projects? The lead developer (Dave) will be there, as will lead content guys for both projects (Kelly and Craig). You can actually see your suggestions implemented right there at the event… but only if you attend.
Midnight Research Labs Boston
30 Dane Street
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
8am to midnight
(three time slots: 8am – 1pm, 1pm – 6pm, 6pm – midnight, register for all or some)
Register via the “Register” link at: http://mangleathon.opensecurityfoundation.org/