I know some American colleges ‘n universities discriminate against Asian-Americans and/or Asians, e.g. Harvard University – Asian victims of Harvard’s discrimination get day in court, and, like Tux below, was wondering if such racism takes place within The Linux Foundation.
Looks like three people are involved with that OpenSourceInsecurity.pdf paper and/or the banning. University of Minnesota assistant professor Kangjie Lu, plus graduate students Qiushi Wu and Aditya Pakki.
I am not really familiar with what “Asia” represents and/or who are considered to be “Asian,” tho I do know some Americans consider themselves Asian-Americans. Point is, I’m assuming Lu, Wu, and Pakki are Asian names after looking at this – Countries in Asia: 48.
Good thing I didn’t take a guess at how many Asian countries there are!?! 😉
Now, Linux ‘Grand Inquisitor’ Greg Kroah-Hartman has banned the entire University of Minnesota:
All of the past contributions from students and faculty are also being removed … The University of Minnesota has been banned from contributing to the Linux kernel by one of its maintainers after researchers from the school apparently knowingly submitted code with security flaws.
OK…by eventually banning the entire University of Minnesota probably makes this just an act of ‘Prima Donnaism’ and not an act of racism, but that is only a guess on my part at this point. I don’t see any black Americans on the Board of Directors nor on the Leadership team, but overall – Board of Directors, Leadership, Fellows, and Technical Advisory Board of The Linux Foundation looks pretty diverse.
Still a lot of confusion going on in this story, but I found this interesting – An update on the UMN affair:
- Note 1: ‘That led developers in the kernel community to suspect that the effort to submit intentionally malicious patches was still ongoing.’ Suspicion (“the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence”) is not grounds for Burning someone alive at a Stake ‘n nor should it be grounds for “banning.”
- Note 2: ‘Since then, it has become apparent that this is not the case, but by the time the full story became clear, the discussion was already running at full speed.’ Ridiculous actions by the entire Linux Leadership Community is the reason I posted – Part VIII: Third Year Begins – Linux ‘n its “Holy Inquisition” back in 1/20/2021!!! This kind of overreaction by the Linux Leadership Community isn’t the ‘Occasional’ overreaction, it is in fact their Modus Operandi.
Mr. Jonathan Corbet and I probably disagree on Who ‘n What displayed “incompetence” here, but he does make a good point.
- Will add this post to the series on the *Linux Security Issues* page.
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!