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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] code-of-conduct: Remove explicit list of discrimination factors
On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 10:32:57AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Providing an explicit list of discrimination factors may give the false
> impression that discrimination based on other unlisted factors would be
> allowed.
> Furthermore, this list is already overly long, polarizing,
> politically-laden, and reinstating the concept of human races.
> None of these is related to the goals of the Linux kernel project.
> Avoid any ambiguity or political undertone by removing the list, to
> ensure "a harassment-free experience for everyone", period.

I understand the reason you and others are proposing this change,
however for now, let us stick with the text that we have. As Linus and
I said just over a month ago, let's sit with the text we have until
something comes up that requires a change to happen.

Also, I recommend you work with the upstream developers of this text to
see if they agree with your changes here. If they do, and update their
version, I will be glad to revisit this text at that time.

But everyone, please note that there are very specific reasons for
listing things like this. You might not agree with those reasons, but
many other people do so each "camp" can not be happy in the end. As we
did have 3 years without such a list of factors, perhaps it is time to
have 3 years with the list to provide a fair balance. :)

So I'm not going to accept this patch at this point in time, sorry.


greg k-h

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