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Actually, if I remember correctly -- they provide a patch that one can install on an existing kernel. While in the case of any third-party code, it should definitely be inspected -- it seems less likely that any "funny" business is going on here.
I had downloaded it last time they made a release, and the security that would be provided by their code seemed incredible. I think it would be very advantagous to the Linux community when it gets to the point that they are sending those patches to Linus.
Do you remember some time ago when the rumour's were spreading around about a NSA Backdoor in Windows? While it might be funny to start a rumour about Linus and the NSA hitting it off, the truth is, it's very cool that we can prove it's not the case here by simply looking at the code. Long live open source software :-)
Update: Just to be sure -- I am not accusing anyone of creating such a rumour. Think of it this way -- that rumour already exists regarding MS Windows. Some major news sources in the US have said that there may be an NSA backdoor in Windows. I also saw an article where the French government is saying the same thing. The problem is, we'll never know. Windows is closed source. My joke was that we could make a new post right now creating such a rumour about Linux. The thing is -- by following shotgunefx's suggestion of a code review, we could easily stop such a rumour within a few days, or perhaps even hours.
Update2: Thanks to cLive ;-), I updated the link regarding the NSA backdoor. Makes you wonder..... :-)