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Re: Sriharsha Karamchati Kicked Out of Nmap GSoC for Cheating
From: "Barry Allard" <barry.allard () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:00:35 -0700 (PDT)

PS not that it would stop plagiarism, but maybe ask some FOSS ethics questions.—
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On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Barry Allard <barry.allard () gmail com>
wrote:

Maybe require a tech phone screen for all candidates and have a short waiting list should a selected candidate/s drop 
for any reason.  Otherwise, it may make the sponsors / sponsors' org look bad.
Barry
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On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM, 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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