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Allegations Regarding FBI Involvement with OpenBSD

Let’s get right to the point and set the record straight: I am not, nor have I ever been, affiliated with or employed by the FBI or any other government agency.

That’s why I was surprised when word surfaced that I had been implicated in some sort of conspiracy regarding a plan to place secret backdoors into an OpenBSD cryptographic framework, and that my recent advocacy of OpenBSD was based on my alleged involvement with the FBI.

I don’t know where the person who started this rumor got his information, but he is sadly mistaken regarding my involvement. Perhaps the other Scott Lowe is involved; I don’t know. What I do know is this: I’m not affiliated with, supported by, employed by, associated with, or in support of the FBI in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Quite simply, it wasn’t me.

Feel free to post any additional questions or courteous comments below. I’ll answer all relevant questions openly and honestly.

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