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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [fsf-community-team] Golden Rule

From: Mary-Anne Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [fsf-community-team] Golden Rule
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:28:55 +0000 (UTC)

Here is a reference on a mopar hack from 2015, in case anyone is interested:

Techcrunch is usually a reputable source as far as I know.


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From: "Arthur Torrey" <>
To: "Pen-Yuan Hsing" <>, "libreplanet-discuss" 
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:04:11 PM
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [fsf-community-team] Golden Rule

No references - On the car story, I read a LOT of stuff, and don't have any 
easy way to find / refer back to stories I may have seen months or more ago...  
I figure if people are really interested there are these amazing things called 
search engines....  For the wheelchair programming question, see countless 
threads discussing same on sites like


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From: Pen-Yuan Hsing <>
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On 2016-08-15 04:12, wrote:
> Worth pointing out that there have been successful demonstration cracker 
> attacks on some cars (Mopars if I recall correctly) 
> Another example of a medical programming issue that I've mentioned at past 
> Libre Planet's - I'm a paraplegic and use a power wheelchair.  Even simple 
> power chairs have quite sophisticated microcontroller systems to drive the 
> chair and incorporate a lot of safety features (some OK, some highly 
> obnoxious) to prevent the user from getting into trouble...  There is a lot 
> of programming adjustability in these systems that can make major differences 
> in the way the chair drives and responds to control inputs.
Dear ART,

Do you have some references for your examples? I always try to include full 
references to stories when I talk to people. Thanks!

Arthur Torrey - <>

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