Vandalizing Open-Source Drivers?
Nov 24, 2010, 18:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
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"Somebody with root access to the FreeDesktop.org server decided
to vandalize the RadeonHD graphics driver in this Git commit. The
make files were deleted and replaced with "It's dead, Jim" and a
Git commit message line of "PERHAPS BONGHITS WILL FIX MY MAKEFILE."
The supplied email address was "email@example.com."
"While the RadeonHD driver is no longer actively developed,
obviously this can come across as offensive to those who vigorously
worked on this open-source Linux driver. More importantly though it
puts into question the security of the FreeDesktop.org