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Wired: Organizer: 'Hackathon' Will Go On

Apr 24, 2003, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A Canadian programmer says he will go ahead with plans to hold a "hackathon" for participants in an open-source project, despite a decision by the U.S. military's civilian research arm to yank funding for the event.

"Theo de Raadt, project leader for OpenBSD, an effort to develop a Unix operating system with a security emphasis, said he intends to seek donations or pay himself, to rent space for the gathering, in which coders detect and create fixes for security holes.

"'The hackathon will go on,' de Raadt said. 'There's no way I'll be taking 60 people's personal flights and wasting them...'

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