- Apr 16, 2017
University researcher even tried defending this and failed miserably, after which.In a rare, groundbreaking decision, Linux kernel project maintainers have imposed a ban on the University of Minnesota (UMN) from contributing to the open-source Linux project.
The move comes after a group of UMN researchers were caught submitting a series of malicious code commits, or patches that deliberately introduced security vulnerabilities in the official Linux codebase, as a part of their research activities.
Additionally, the Linux kernel project maintainers have decided to revert any and all code commits that were ever submitted from an @umn.edu email addresses.
To which Greg Kroah-Hartman (major Linux kernel developer) responded that the Linux kernel developer community does not appreciate being experimented on in this manner.
"If you wish to do work like this, I suggest you find a different community to run your experiments on, you are not welcome here," said Kroah-Hartman.
"Because of this, I will now have to ban all future contributions from your University and rip out your previous contributions, as they were obviously submitted in bad-faith with the intent to cause problems," he continued.
This is bad on so many levels (Ethic, morals, legal)