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Re: Sriharsha Karamchati Kicked Out of Nmap GSoC for Cheating
From: Robin Wood <robin () digi ninja>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:43:07 +0100

Fair enough.
On 2 Jul 2014 17:40, "Ron Bowes" <ron () skullsecurity net> wrote:

Robin - I believe the 'cheating' was on the application itself, not to
Nmap code. When it came to actually writing code, I don't believe he
contributed much if anything.

Ron

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM, Robin Wood <robin () digi ninja> wrote:
I've not followed what he submitted but is there any way to use any of it
if the original authors are OK with it?

May as well salvage what we can.

Robin
On 2 Jul 2014 04:10, "Fyodor" <fyodor () nmap org> wrote:

Hi folks.  I'm sorry to report that we had to remove Sriharsha
Karamchati
from the Nmap GSoC program after he was caught cheating :(.  It turns
out
that most of his coding samples were blatantly plagiarized from others
and
he apparently can't program at more than a very elementary level.
 Sriharsha even convinced a real IPv6 researcher to send him
pre-publication research, which Sriharsha then submitted to us as his
own
work after removing the true author's name from every single slide.  The
saddest part is that we had to reject many worthy, talented and honest
applicants who could have done great things with the position.

The only good news is that, of the 68 students we've mentored during our
decade in the GSoC program, Sriharsha is the first one we had to remove
for
cheating.  Let's hope he is also the last!

Cheers,
Fyodor
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