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Posted Jul 21, 2011 3:25 UTC (Thu) by wtanksleyjr (guest, #74601)
That would go on my resume. It wouldn't match any HR keywords, but many engineers would notice and remember THAT candidate.
Posted Jul 21, 2011 21:11 UTC (Thu) by solardiz (guest, #35993)
Here's Vasiliy's "GSoC midterm accomplishments" summary:
There was no expectation that all patches would be accepted. This project is about revising and submitting the various security hardening changes properly, which is something that hasn't been done for many of them yet because it's such a mostly thankless job to do. Vasiliy was well aware of what he was getting into. :-) Before starting this project, he found and patched many vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel (mostly infoleaks) - those patches were applied upstream, as well as in distro kernels (you can see his name in plenty of distro vendor advisories about kernel updates). He also got the ICMP sockets patch applied in Linux 3.0:
At Openwall, we're very happy to work with Vasiliy on this project (as well as on some other projects - e.g., Vasiliy did some work towards the Owl 3.0 release).
Others interested in joining the project or just watching are welcome to subscribe to the kernel-hardening mailing list:
Vasiliy is CC'ing kernel-hardening on his LKML postings relevant to this project, and we also use the kernel-hardening list for additional discussions (such as on what patches to bring to LKML next).
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