186: Linux Action News
25 April 2021
The University of Minnesota has been banned from the Linux kernel. We'll share the history, the context, and where things stand now around the controversial research that led to the ban.
- Intentionally buggy commits for fame—and papers [LWN.net] — A buggy patch posted to the linux-kernel mailing list in early April was apparently the last straw for Greg Kroah-Hartman as it led to the planned reversion of a whole slew of commits with one thing in common: their origin at the University of Minnesota (UMN).
- An open letter to the Linux community [LWN.net] — We sincerely apologize for any harm our research group did to the Linux kernel community. Our goal was to identify issues with the patching process and ways to address them, and we are very sorry that the method used in the “hypocrite commits” paper was inappropriate.
- Re: [PATCH] SUNRPC: Add a check for gss_release_msg - Greg KH
- University duo thought it would be cool to sneak bad code into Linux as an experiment. Of course, it absolutely backfired • The Register
- Greg Kroah-Hartman bans University of Minnesota from Linux development for deliberately buggy patches | ZDNet
- Revertion of all of the umn.edu commits - Kees Cook
- Linus Torvalds Responds to Linux Banning University of Minnesota | Tom’s Hardware
- Statement from CS&E on Linux Kernel research - April 21, 2021 | Department of Computer Science and Engineering | College of Science and Engineering
- Security Research Ethics Review. What’s the subject, Kenneth? | by Dave Dittrich | Apr, 2021 | Medium
- Paper: Stealthily introducing vulnerabilities in open source software via hypocrite commits
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- Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter · The ReadME Project · GitHub — Today, nearly 12,000 developers will see a new badge on their GitHub profile celebrating their contributions to the specific versions of projects and libraries used by NASA to fly the Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars.
- Work Progresses Toward Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars - NASA Mars
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- NASA’s Mars helicopter completes second, higher flight – Spaceflight Now
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