ok what did i miss regarding the university of minnesota and linux


@Claire last year, a u of m research lab intentionally submitted bugfix patches to the kernel with security vulnerabilities (using a fake email, and notifying the maintainers after they had been approved but before they were merged). The paper was published ... last month? recently-ish. And then last week, a seemingly-unrelated PhD from the same research lab submitted with their own email some automated static analysis patches that were garbage and had several security vulnerabilities—linux kernel maintainers got upset and decided that the same lab was trying to repeat the experiment, so they banned every @uwm student from submitting any further kernel patches.

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