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Research scandal sees Linux Kernel ban ‘all future contributions’ from University of Minnesota

Research scandal sees Linux Kernel ban 'all future contributions' from University of Minnesota

Anyone sporting a University of Minnesota email has been banned from posting on the open-source Linux Kernel Archives after a group of researchers from the institution knowingly submitted buggy patches in order to gauge community reactions for their research. 

Brought to our attention via a LinusTechTips forum post, it seems it all began with some researchers from the university utilising the Linux Kernel site to gauge its level of security. The way they went about this research, however, has been considered somewhat unethical by the site’s standards, resulting in the blanket ban of future contributions from the university at large.

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