Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:55 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Okay, this is potentially very big news that really needs all the exposure it can get. OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt has received an email in which it was revealed to him that ten years ago, the FBI paid several open source developers to implement hidden backdoors in OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. De Raadt decided to publish the email for all to see, so that the code in question can be reviewed. Insane stuff.
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I always thought it would be about money and power.

Where Microsoft had contributed campaign funding.

In this on OSnews article of today it was portrayed differently:

"At this point, the terrorist attack of 9/11 occurred. From her comments at the time, it seems clear that this event greatly influenced Judge Kollar-Kotelly's view of this court case. Within weeks she ruled that the two parties must now settle, saying 'The court cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of making these efforts to settle the case and resolve the parties' differences in this time of rapid national change.'"

Edited 2010-12-15 01:40 UTC

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