Linux, codes of conduct (+) 

Happy to hear that Linux has adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. I ran across that CoC in 2015 and adopted it for my Playscii project.
More surprising is Torvalds' admission and promise to do better. His attitude, and the culture that accrued around it for many years, drove away a lot of talented contributors. While today's news doesn't make up for that, it's a starting point. I'm hoping this leads to better things on many fronts.

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Linux, codes of conduct (-) 

While we're talking FOSS cultural patterns, one we should work to stamp out forever is "It's hard to use, which I like because it keeps people out". That attitude is born partly of Linus' mentality all these years and it has to go. The leftist imperative for free software is that *nobody* deserves to have their computing experience controlled by corporations.

Linux, codes of conduct (-) 

@jplebreton, "leftist imperative," maybe—but I'll bet there's plenty selfish libertarianism going around that would shrug its shoulders at that.

Linux, codes of conduct (-) 

@lucasrizoli yep, it's super prevalent and i think even a tiny surfacing of political beliefs would actually clarify a lot of technical discussions - "ah that's why we disagree here, you think people you deem stupid should be kept from using this".

Linux, codes of conduct (-) 

@jplebreton yeah, this disappointed me to see people roll out in the masto piece on kotaku. It's really not the public who 'broke' Hellbird anyway.

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