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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] code-of-conduct: Remove explicit list of discrimination factors
On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 12:53:00PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 12:05 PM Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> 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. https://github.com/ContributorCovenant/contributor_covenant/issues/610
>
> 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."

I figured. As I said, some people feel that the list is good to have,
if not essential. So let's stick with it for now.

thanks,

greg k-h

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