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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] code-of-conduct: Remove explicit list of discrimination factors
Hi Greg,

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 12:05 PM Greg Kroah-Hartman
<> wrote:
> 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.

I did, cfr.

The official response was:

"I'm not going to make this change to the Contributor Covenant itself,
since I believe that explicitly listing examples of protected classes is
important. However, any adopting project is free to modify the document
according to the license."



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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