How to get your University banned in 1 easy step
April 22, 2021 1:20 PM Subscribe
Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman reacted to the discovery that researchers at the University of Minnesota had been submitting bogus patches by banning all code submissions from UMN. The University's CS&E has since put a halt to the research.
Qiushi Wu, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the American college, and Kangjie Lu, assistant professor at the school, penned a paper titled, "On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Software via Hypocrite Commits"The researchers and their IRB apparently came to the conclusion that intentionally submitting bad code as patches to the linux kernel did not constitute human experimentation. UMN's statement seems to suggest that the University has reconsidered that position.