Researchers checked bugs into the Linux kernel to see if they’d get noticed. The bugs got through. Their uni got banned.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota checked deliberately bugulent code to the Linux kernel [PDF] to demonstrate how a malicious actor might slip past the open-source review process. They were successful, but at what cost: the extraordinarily hostile and impersonal research embarassed volunteers and forced the Linux Foundation to explain itself. — Read the rest

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