Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Frans de Boer frans at
Tue Nov 23 16:37:07 PST 2010

On 11/24/2010 01:24 AM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-23 at 13:32 +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
>> Radeonhd repo:
>> author	SPIGOT <root at>	2010-11-02 04:21:14 (GMT)
>> committer	SPIGOT <root at>	2010-11-02 04:21:14 (GMT)
>> commit	231683e2f111bb064125f64f2da797d744cde7fa (patch)
>> ...
>> Signed-off-by: SPIGOT <root at> 
>> Very funny, but the person responsible forgot that maybe, this puts the 
>> whole trust in anything on fd.o at risk.
> That was me.  Serious lapse in judgement on my part.  I pretty much did
> it to get a rise out of Luc; looks like I succeeded.  But it's
> indefensible, and I apologize.  I'm kind of in a bad place emotionally
> and I should know better than to act that out in public.
> I've disabled my root accounts on the fd.o machines.  I don't trust me
> with them anymore either.
> - ajax
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Thanks Adam,

Because of my unfamiliarity with the people involved with xorg, can
anybody verify the claim Adam made?
If it was just a misplaced competition effort, I can continue to rely on
the xorg code.
Also, if it turns out to be a validated claim Adam made, accept it as is
and continue. Hopefully Adam has learned his lesson. But also should have it's act together. Do check the access
rights and allow only trusted persons root access. Hopefully Adam was
NOT one of them they trusted explicitly and he has only access due to
historical reasons.

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