From: opal hart <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:57:12 +0000 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CA+55aFy+Hv9O5citAawS+mVZO+ywCKd9NQ2wxUmGsz9ZJzqgJQ@mail.gmail.com> The new kernel rc release is good news as always. The rest of this? not so much. "I can’t wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it’s been infiltrated by SJWs. Hahahah" -- @CoralineAda on Twitter  You really want people like this attempting to sabotage FOSS projects? I for one am not discontinuing usage of Linux over any political BS, and I believe it is foolish for anyone to leave any software project over politics, but that does not mean I welcome political agendas in software development. Your old Code of Conflict was perfect and succinct. If someone cannot use their head to figure out what is right or wrong to say in a mailing list or a commit message, that person is unfit for contributing to software in general. This doesn't need to be spelled out for anyone. We didn't need to explicitly bar discriminatory speech from software discussion, because software discussion was never the place to have discrimination against people -- it only allows for discrimination against shitty code. You, Linus, have never attacked anyone from what I have seen; you have only attacked poorly-decided actions, which is perfectly justified. People who really want to contribute to Linux dust their shoulders off, take your criticism, and figure out how to re-approach you depending on what they did that was not to your taste. Anyone who shies away from criticism is IMO unfit to contribute in the first place. I mean, yes, there are ways to get your criticisms across in a more "constructive" tone, but this does not call for any code of conduct. Maybe you do need to take time to figure out how you want to approach the community, but don't take it that you *have* to do anything. You don't have to do a thing. People will still use Linux regardless. People who care about Linux will continue to contribute to it, because they do not take your words personally (nor should they). This Code of Conduct trend is nothing but a concern-trolling campaign that people carry out in order to gain control over projects, organisations, and communities. Everyone is best off if we do not give these people the control they desire. Take their demands with a grain of salt: they suggest a boilerplate Code of Conduct, you decide which parts from which Linux can benefit, if any.  https://twitter.com/CoralineAda/status/1041441155874009093  http://archive.is/1iGmk This is just another two cents from a fellow faceless transgender woman on the Internet, yours truly, -- wowaname <https://wowana.me/pgp> Please use detailed subject lines and reply below quoted text whenever possible.
next prev parent reply index Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2018-09-16 19:22 Linus Torvalds 2018-09-16 21:42 ` [...] " Adam Borowski 2018-09-16 23:59 ` Moritz Obermeier 2018-09-17 0:18 ` Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " Rene Herman 2018-09-17 0:20 ` [...] " Andy Isaacson 2018-09-17 0:23 ` Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " Rene Herman 2018-09-17 6:57 ` opal hart [this message] 2018-09-17 7:57 ` […] " Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-17 8:53 ` Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-30 12:09 ` Re: Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " lkcl 2018-09-30 14:07 ` Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-30 16:27 ` Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2018-09-17 12:58 ` Guenter Roeck 2018-09-17 17:09 ` Joe Perches 2018-09-17 21:09 ` Michael Woods 2018-09-18 1:30 ` Pavel Snajdr 2018-09-21 22:13 ` Michael Woods 2018-10-04 14:57 ` ebiederm 2018-10-08 15:29 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult 2018-10-08 13:54 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult 2018-10-08 16:36 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult 2018-09-17 2:15 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2018-09-18 2:10 ` Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2018-09-30 11:47 ` Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
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