[trustable-software] [Request for Participation] Safety/Security Rules Study Group for C programming

Paul Sherwood paul.sherwood at codethink.co.uk
Tue Jan 3 12:53:46 UTC 2017

Just a quick reminder for any late joiners.

The study group is up and running and will have its kick-off meeting 
tomorrow 4th January.

Please reply to Laurence or Robert if you haven't already signed up, but 
would like to get involved.


On 2016-11-20 11:46, Paul Sherwood wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Following discussions on this list and f2f, and at the ISO/EIC meeting
> in Pittsburgh, re continued maintenance and development of TS 17961, C
> Secure Coding Rules, Robert Seacord reports that it has become clear
> post-meeting that sufficient interest has been generated to create a
> Safety/Security Rules Study Group.  This is a call for participation in
> that Study Group.
> The charter of the group is:
> 1.  To study the problem of adding coverage for safety-critical and
> safety/security-critical issues into the existing C Secure Coding Rules
> TS.
> 2.  To study the problem of addressing safety and security issues
> related to parts of the C standard not currently covered by the TS, 
> such
> as concurrency.
> 3.  To propose updates to TS 17961 based on these studies and based on
> experience gained with the TS since its publication.
> 4.  To recommend to WG 14 a course of action for the resulting 
> document,
> such as creating a new edition of the TS, or making it into an
> International Standard.
> If you would like to participate, please contact Robert Seacord
> <rcseacord at gmail.com>, who has agreed to serve as the initial Chair of
> the Study Group.
> Robert will announce the organizational meeting of the Study Group on
> this list, and we'll provide updates and links to the work-in-progress
> as it happens.
> br
> Paul
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