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  • gururise
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    Everybody needs to understand who is behind this code of conduct.

    This "Covenant Code of Conduct" was written by a radical feminist transgender activist known as Coraline Ada Ehmke, the author of the "Post-Meritocracy Manifesto", who believes the race and sexual orientation of the contributor is more important the the technical merits of their contribution.

    Part of the new CoC reads:
    Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
    The problem is anything can be construed to be offensive or inappropriate. Using the wrong Gender Pronoun is grounds for removal. Furthermore, everything is done in secret and is rife for abuse.

    Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The TAB is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

    She is the same person who even Github fired after creating at least a dozen Github shitstorms trying to purge ideological dissidents. Here you can see one of xir (she actually prefers the pronoun Xir instead of her) twitter meltdowns:
    https://i.imgur.com/aksUZ7Z.png

    Another signer of the Covenant Code of Conduct is Patricia Torvalds, Linus Torvalds daughter, who runs the Portland branch of "Guerilla Feminism", and affirms the need for "safe spaces" in the Open Source community.

    Right after Linux adopted the new CoC, Coraline Ada Ehmke @CorlineAda tweets:
    I can’t wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it’s been infiltrated by SJWs. Hahahah.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/coralineada/status/1041441155874009093

    I guess this is her idea of fostering a "Welcoming and Inclusive" environment as specified in the CoC...


    After all these years, it's finally happening... Linux Kernel development is being invaded by political activists!
    Last edited by gururise; 18 September 2018, 01:26 AM.

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  • Vaporeon
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    While the idea of the CoC itself is not bad, the problem is they can be abused to attack people for having the wrong opinions elsewhere, or used to silence fair criticism. For that reason, myself and many others are against it.

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  • Luke
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    Originally posted by andrebrait View Post

    Sorry, I don't think I get your response, with this last paragraph. That's the only subject I touched on in my post, so by stating this last paragraph I fail to see (well, actually I did fail to see before this paragraph as well) how the preceding content relates to that.

    Ps.: Not being aggressive, I really didn't get it.
    What I was saying was that trustablity of an author (e.g. connections to an adversary of the project author or the reader) is a valid consideration in the degree of review required by a code contribution, but that personal physical characteristics are not a consideration in the degree of review required by a code contribution. This referred to code commits, which in all cases must be reviewed for proper function, tabs vs spaces, memory management etc and if the author is suspected of having potential adverse motives must also be checked for underhanded coding.

    Putting a team together for a project is another matter: in that case all members of the team must be able to get along with all other members of the team. When this is impossible yet someone has a need to work on a project (say, to add a feature or fix an ignored/WONTFIX bug), the project can be forked, and in that case each team must internally be able to function.

    A German team of Nazis built V-2 rockets, a Russian team of Stalinists could not doubt have done the same given the same starting data and materials. A team of half Nazis and half Stalinists probably would not have been able to get even a fireworks rocket off the ground as part of WWII would have raged inside the team. On the other hand, a mixed German-Russian team could have done it, so long as none of the Germans were Nazis personally, none of the Russians were Stalinists personally, none of the rockets would be used to attack either country and the team was not under the domination of either country. The reason both Nazis and Stalinists would have to be refused in that combined team is not because they can't build rockets, but because they would tear the team apart and that would shut down the project, especially if both were present at the same time.

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  • sjukfan
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    I'm a commie pinko and I think this is bullshit. It would have been a totally different thing if Linus and his droogs were talking about punching women or lashed out at people without reason, but I can't really come up with an example of this. There's a difference between being a dick and an asshole. Linus will curse you out if you write bad code or break user space or whatever, not if you sexually identify as a long boolean. They can as well add a line in the rule of conduct about not killing people. No, none of the Linux kernel developers have ever killed someone, but it's a bad thing to do so they should bake a point of it. Utter bullshit.

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  • gk981
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    Originally posted by eltomito View Post
    Just out of curiosity, who exactly made Linus do this? I mean what concrete people or organizations. Don't answer things like "the SJWs" or "the evildoers".
    That is a very good question. This didn't just come out of nowhere.

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  • Niarbeht
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    Originally posted by OlgierdAlorus
    "I can't wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it's been infiltrated by SJWs. Hahahahah" Coraline Ada Ehmke

    This is by the person who wrote the code of conduct that Linux adopted.
    Good. If you can't deal with people with weird hair colors writing your software, you probably have serious issues, and you should probably voluntarily recuse yourself from computer use until you fix your shit.

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  • Niarbeht
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    Originally posted by F.Ultra View Post

    While you make a good point there is a technical difference between a master/slave system and a client/server one. Know far to little about Modbus to know if the hierarchy is one or the other, or it it's a mixed set, to say anything intelligent there.

    +1M funny however on all the posters here that think that Torvalds have been forced by anyone to do this, they clearly don't know the man at all.
    In the case of Modbus, it's not quite right, but Modbus is a simple enough system that it completely doesn't matter.

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  • rbmorse
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    Originally posted by cynical View Post
    None of these developments have anything to do with people on mailing lists behaving badly. It's all about control, useless people feeling empowered, and relief for people who feel guilty for being born.
    and before you know it people will be calling for Linus to resign because of the repressed memory of someone who believes that one time as a teenager maybe he got drunk and might have done done something regrettable with someone else who was along for the ride, until they weren't.

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  • F.Ultra
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    Originally posted by Niarbeht View Post

    Some Modbus documentation switched to client/server or other terminology like... a decade ago, I wanna say?

    The world hasn't ended and Modbus still runs entire refineries, so I guess the terminology change didn't destroy code quality.
    While you make a good point there is a technical difference between a master/slave system and a client/server one. Know far to little about Modbus to know if the hierarchy is one or the other, or it it's a mixed set, to say anything intelligent there.

    +1M funny however on all the posters here that think that Torvalds have been forced by anyone to do this, they clearly don't know the man at all.

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  • peppercats
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    make linux great again

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