Follow-up note on 19 May 2021: This post was written concurrent with discussions across the cybersecurity research community. Since then: The authors withdrew their paper; the conference chairs described significant changes for the next edition of the conference; the Linux community issued a statement. There is also a related comment from Ted Ts’o (Linux contributor) at the bottom of this blog post.

In April 2021, the Linux developer community issued a blanket ban on contributions from the University of Minnesota. This remarkable outcome occurred as a result of a research project by a team at UMN. The headlines from the…

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