Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Matt Turner mattst88 at
Wed Nov 24 08:08:18 PST 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Luc Verhaegen <libv at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 08:27:12PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>> On 24/11/10 19:38 , Luc Verhaegen wrote:
>>> Conspiracy theories?
>> I did not imply that you were the one starting with the conspiracy
>> theories, and I think strictly speaking there was no name-calling in
>> that thread either so I have overshot the target and I apologise.
>> Correct the above to "the usual fights", that at least is obvious.
>> Anyway, the best approach to solving issues like this is to go to the
>> list and say "hey guys, this isn't funny, it raises trust issues when
>> that happens." Which is exactly what your first email did, and the first
>> subsequent ones. The thread then went haywire quickly, initiated by a
>> number of people, and that is unnecessary.
>> At this point we have found the guilty parties, we have a publicly
>> expressed regret, the consequences of removed root access, and we should
>> move on to the more on-topic questions Eirik raised.
>> If you want to raise the issue of how the radeonhd project was treated
>> or the methods of said hardware vendor, I suggest starting a new thread
>> because I don't think this one will go anywhere useful at this point.
>> Cheers,
>>   Peter
> It is highly related though, the stunt pulled here just underlines the
> situation the project is in for anyone not belonging to the right crowd,
> and that directly affects the future of
> Heck, part of the reason why so many go crazy over any X replacement
> project can be attributed to this.
> Luc Verhaegen.

>From the Phoronix forums, you say

> Yeah, this was most definitely not a simple prank, as some people like to claim.

What are you suggesting it was?

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