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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] code-of-conduct: Remove explicit list of discrimination factors
On Mon 2018-12-03 12:05:06, 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.

> But everyone, please note that there are very specific reasons for
> listing things like this. You might not agree with those reasons,

So what are the reasons?

You marked yourself as a maintainer (and I do not think community
agreement exists that you should be maintaining this), yet you refuse
to take changes, pointing that there's "upstream".

> 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. :)

What kind of argumentation faul is this?
Aha. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_to_moderation

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

Linus, I don't think Greg is doing good job maintaining this. Can you
take the patch? (Or explain what is going on here, because I don't
think public has full story).

Thanks,

Pavel
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