> which, from a suitably cynical point of view, could be seen to benefit from raising the
profile of Linux kernel security problems.
I prefer the suitably gracious point of view that the people in question are well-meaning
hackers who hope to improve the world by contribution of their skills to open source projects.
Unfortunately, being a well-meaning person who hopes to improve the world doesn't seem to
automatically give you the skills to communicate and negotiate effectively. The same could be
said of a great many well-meaning people whose names are familiar to us all because of their