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So its time to bust them all up again, like what happened to IBM. We also need to repeal the patriot act, and institute the "right to privacy" if there isn't a warrant issued by a judge. Force these companies to stop the spying under pain of fines that would hurt even them.

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So its time to bust them all up again, like what happened to IBM. We also need to repeal the patriot act, and institute the "right to privacy" if there isn't a warrant issued by a judge. Force these companies to stop the spying under pain of fines that would hurt even them.
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And still few people believe the castration of Linus was not intentional. The new corporate would be owners don't need/want people like him around.

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And still few people believe the castration of Linus was not intentional. The new corporate would be owners don't need/want people like him around.
Linus was a jerk to his fellow developers and did so publicly. He recognizes he was being a jerk. HE agreed with the new rules.

Social interaction requires people not be jerks to each other in order to accomplish mutually beneficial goals. It's the single basic rule of social interaction.



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Linus was a jerk to his fellow developers and did so publicly. He recognizes he was being a jerk. HE agreed with the new rules.

Social interaction requires people not be jerks to each other in order to accomplish mutually beneficial goals. It's the single basic rule of social interaction.



Yet for all those years no one had a problem with him being a jerk. Of course someone is going to agree to new rules if he/she is pressured to do so. FOSS projects left and right are now adopting CoCs and the Contributor Covenant. This is all in preparation for corporate take over. Linux is being sanitized.

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Yet for all those years no one had a problem with him being a jerk. Of course someone is going to agree to new rules if he/she is pressured to do so. FOSS projects left and right are now adopting CoCs and the Contributor Covenant. This is all in preparation for corporate take over. Linux is being sanitized.
I believe your assessment is completely ridiculous. Many people had problems with Torvalds being a jerk, which is why many people refused to work with him. Linux would be much further than it is had Torvalds not been a complete jerk for decades.

Red Hat IS a big corporation. Canonical IS a big corporation. Both have been for years and years. Red Hat has had proprietary components for years. Red Hat has been publicly traded for years. This isn't about a big corporate takeover of Linux. This is about one corporation buying another.

You don't have to use the Red Hat line of Linux. You have literally hundreds of potential distribution choices that are not produced by a corporate development environment.

EDITED TO ADD: And if all else fails, you ALWAYS have the choice to build Linux from Scratch and avoid any corporate entanglements you choose. You can even alter the kernel code to suit your own choices, should you determine you want to do so.




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Quote: Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
Yet for all those years no one had a problem with him being a jerk. Of course someone is going to agree to new rules if he/she is pressured to do so. FOSS projects left and right are now adopting CoCs and the Contributor Covenant. This is all in preparation for corporate take over. Linux is being sanitized.
I completely concur with your assessment.

I'll let Bryan explain, and this was filmed in April so it's even a little behind:

I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway.

If it's not coming out for the PC, it's dead to me.
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Al of this hand wringing in the Linux community over a CoC is really very silly. Nearly everything you do, as a group, holds some form of a CoC. This site, has a CoC. IT all comes back to a very basic piece of the unwritten social contract.

Don't. Be. A. Jerk.

Follow those four words and no problems.



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The problem is not the CoC, but the language contained within it and how it will be implemented.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
The problem is not the CoC, but the language contained within it and how it will be implemented.
Any time the CoC is more complex than "be excellent to eachother" you can guaranty that the CoC is being weaponized. When it gets rid of long standing contributors in favor of newcomers, it's doing what it was designed to do.

I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway.

If it's not coming out for the PC, it's dead to me.
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