Theo de Raadt: Hackathon will go on

Thursday, 24 April 2003, 12:45 PM EST

Theo de Raadt, project leader for OpenBSD, says he will go ahead with plans to hold a "hackathon" for participants in an open-source project, despite a decision by the U.S. military's civilian research arm to yank funding for the event.

Theo de Raadt said he intends to seek donations or pay himself, to rent space for the gathering, in which coders detect and create fixes for security holes.

The hackathon will go on," de Raadt said. "There's no way I'll be taking 60 people's personal flights and wasting them."

The event, expected to draw close to 60 programmers from several countries, was scheduled to begin May 8 in Calgary, Alberta, where de Raadt lives.

But plans for the gathering were put on hold last week after de Raadt's research colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania received a notice from the agency funding the project to stop work.

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