[Foundation-l] CIA/NSA development of mediawiki (was: Wikia leasing office space to WMF)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 00:47:47 UTC 2009

2009/1/25 Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com>:

> Yeah, agreed. While on-topic for the list, it's off-topic for this
> thread. U.S. intelligence agency involvement in the development of
> open source products, especially media wiki, however *IS* a topic I am
> very much interested in seeing further discussion about; to that end I
> would much rather fork this thread into a different title than see it
> be killed totally.

Well, SELinux is widely-available and no-one's found the s3kr1t code
that funnels your keystrokes back to the NSA, and you bet they've
looked. The main reason people know about SELinux in practice is how
to switch it off, but anyway ...

Has anyone actually asked the CIA for MediaWiki extensions and
enhancements? It'd be worth asking.

- d.

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