The Linux Kernel Adopts A Code of Conduct
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 16 September 2018 at 05:44 PM EDT. 251 Comments
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Prior to releasing Linux 4.19-rc4 and Linus Torvalds taking a temporary leave of absence to reflect on his behavior / colorful language, he did apply a Code of Conduct to the Linux kernel.

Previously the Linux kernel had a "Code of Conflict" that some might feel is rather harsh. But now it's been replaced by a Code of Conduct that is derived from the Contributor Covenant that has been used by the X.Org Foundation / FreeDesktop.org projects, among others.

Greg Kroah-Hartman pushed forward this change and commented, "The Code of Conflict is not achieving its implicit goal of fostering civility and the spirit of 'be excellent to each other'. Explicit guidelines have demonstrated success in other projects and other areas of the kernel."

The before/after text can be viewed here.

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