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Quick rundown of the events, who's, whats and why's.

Linux is not an operating system. It's the kernel of the operating system. The "core" that the rest of the system interfaces with.

It has (had) a development team lead by Linus Torvalds.

Linus took a break recently from managing the project. While he was gone, but signed off by Linus, the developer team implemented a "Code of Conduct" <- Link to github github is the place the kernel collaboration is stored.

The Code of Conduct "CoC" was provided by "CoralineAda" <- github. Self titled "Code witch. Ruby Hero. Speaker, writer, activist. @CoralineAda on Twitter."


Within just a few days the CoC was used to oust a developer, Ted Tso. He was in Coraline's words "a ---- apologist" And this person writes codes of conduct.


This video is a reasonable review of the events.

The short story. Linux runs everything. It's license is GPL2. The GPL2 license allows a contributor to recall his contributions. Linux developers are not happy being called the terms that Coraline has used in the past describe white males. This exact CoC has been used to shred other companies of useful talent, that happened to be white and male.

The developers CAN take their code from the kernel. It seems likely they will do so. If enough developers leave, the Linux kernel, (the kernel that runs Google, 75% of all connected internet servers, all varieties of "linux" operating systems and gasp.. Android) would no longer have a stable kernel under development.

It's insane complex, and this was just my first try in getting something out here to the other tech peeps. Add to this other thoughts please. I'll add more as I can document.

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The snowflakes just won't be happy until the whole planet is hip deep in crap, and on fire.

Progressives, communists and socialists destroy things. Sometimes slowly, by bleeding them dry, sometimes faster with torches and gasoline.

But they ALWAYS destroy most of what's good in a society or an economy.
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It seems highly unlikely enough code will be withdrawn and not substituted to have a detrimental effect. I am enjoying the fretting and angst of all concerned over this non-sense. The tears of misogynist alt-right basement trolls taste just as fine as snowflake ones. Who would have thunk.
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Progressives, communists and socialists destroy things. Sometimes slowly, by bleeding them dry, sometimes faster with torches and gasoline.

But they ALWAYS destroy most of what's good in a society or an economy.
Well said, ajole. Can I use this?
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Well said, ajole. Can I use this?
Absolutely.

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It seems highly unlikely enough code will be withdrawn and not substituted to have a detrimental effect. I am enjoying the fretting and angst of all concerned over this non-sense. The tears of misogynist alt-right basement trolls taste just as fine as snowflake ones. Who would have thunk.
See....thatís the BS Iím talking about. Some leftist labels someone, uses their position to write the rules, then uses their self imposed rules to throw the guy they labeled out of the group. And the rest of the snowflakes jump on the bandwagon, laugh and joke about how itís right and good to smack this evil no good SOB down, finally getting some back, sticking it to ď the manĒ. Even though that man was one of them.

But thereís ZERO discussion about whether he actually was anything the lead snowflake said he was. Itís TOTALLY cult of personality, no substance, no evidence, just feelings and opinions, outrage and BS, all used to mess with people and the system.

But letís not worry about the reality of things, or worry about the repercussions, the slippery slope, or any other bad thing this precedent may lead to...letís just celebrate how wonderfully progressive we are for getting rid of that evil rotten guy based on the opinion of one admittedly biased person.
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https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...mment-11773339


From the above article. Well worth reading.
" The CoC adopted by the Linux Kernel team is called the "Contributor Covenant".
The problem with this is that the author of this CoC of it has spent a considerate amount of time tracking down developers, looking through their history and then if she does not like them (for example if they have differing political views than her) she has gotten them banned from projects. "
We should not be wondering what might happen, we should see her past and plan for what will happen.


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The 'takeover' was lead in part by Torvalds own SJW-socialist daughter, and it would not surprise me none to learn her mommy had a firm hold on Linus' shorthairs, to get him to sign off on it. Spare the rod and spoil the child. As for Tso (or others soon to be ousted by the commie-creeps), nothing stopping him from forking his own branch of Linux, and flipping The Torvalds a big birdie.
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