Linus, Greg and Coraline

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Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby debiman » 2018-09-22 18:43

1) Linus posted this message saying he wants to change is swearing habits:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167
2) at around the same time, greg kroah-hartman added this code of conduct to the linux kernel documentation:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... onduct.rst
3) ...which is originally written by Coraline Ehmke and has been adopted & adapted by many FOSS projects:
https://www.contributor-covenant.org/ve ... nduct.html

i do not know if there's a causality between 1) and 2) in either direction.

i do not know to what extent political correctness and social justice warrioring are a topic with Linus & other kernel devs.

but the discussions are going wild, partly because they always do, partly because SJW etc., but also because this Coraline person surely knows how to kick up a shitstorm. I just spent a long afternoon browsing reddit and following links - it's appalling:
https://mobile.twitter.com/CoralineAda/ ... 9746643968
https://github.com/opal/opal/issues/941

and so much on the topic on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrac ... al/?t=week
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/controversial/?t=week
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Re: Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby golinux » 2018-09-22 19:22

You're late to the party . . . er coup . . .
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Re: Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby Hallvor » 2018-09-22 21:12

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Re: Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby debiman » 2018-09-23 06:16

late, but not too late.
this topic is nowhere near conclusion.
i found a good summary of the latest bits here:
https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-ki ... ersy-1252/
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Re: Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby Hallvor » 2018-09-23 09:11

What a shitstorm. Why can't they just do their work and leave politics out of this? I guess the developers are too white, too straight and too male for some left wing racist and misandristic lunatics.
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Re: Linus, Greg and Coraline

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-09-23 13:12

debiman wrote:i do not know if there's a causality between 1) and 2) in either direction

One would think so, if an organisation adopts a code of conduct then it must be strictly applied to those in charge, wouldn't you agree?

debiman wrote:political correctness and social justice warrioring

I strongly object to the use of those terms — they were created and promulgated by the alt-right scum, are you affiliated with that shower of fuckwits? I think we should know...

debiman wrote:it's appalling

I'm sorry, I don't follow :?

What is it that you find appalling, exactly?

And what, exactly, is wrong with the code of conduct?

I've just added it to my configs repository in a show of solidarity with all those fighting the good fight for the marginalised in our society.

debiman wrote:and so much on the topic on reddit

Yes, reddit does seem to attract uninformed, opinionated idiots like shit attracts flies... :roll:

debiman wrote:i found a good summary of the latest bits here:

**** me, what a pathetic, click-bait article — the author even has the gall to quote RMS denying the veracity of the headline of the article (emphasis mine):
RMS wrote:The developers of Linux, or any free program, can remove any and all
code, at any time, without giving a reason. However, this doesn't
force others to delete that code from their own versins of the program.

@moderators: please lock this thread, it is inherently political.
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