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DennJW 8 points ago +8 / -0

Never let a suicidal tranny ram a COC into your organization. It kills the community. (Microsoft hired an eternally-bleeding-fronthole suicidal tranny to run the COC in the Linux foundation.)


SparkleMTN 5 points ago +5 / -0

These gatekeepers are the worst thing possible for increase productivity, advancing open source platforms, and moving Linux into the mainstream. No one cares what a bunch of devs say in their own personal little world, as long as the code compiles and does what it says that's all that matters.

DennJW 3 points ago +3 / -0

110%. Sadly, I think Linux will die because of this.

ErikaThePaladin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Other projects have been raped to death by CoCs. I fear the same will happen here.

If Linus is somehow removed from the foundation, it will lead to the complete downfall of the kernel.

Sure, it could be forked into a new project, but then that's going to be further confusing to normies, companies, etc. that barely understand what Linux is.

DennJW 2 points ago +2 / -0

That is Microsoft's plan. They want to convince vendors to only support "Microsoft Linux". Then they cancel that. The community will already have been supplanted by them. There won't be anyone around for vendors to turn to, so they will just drop support for Linux entirely.

Microsoft has been doing this literally for decades. "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish - THIS TIME WITH 100% MORE BLEEDING FRONTHOLES!"

chie0lahiechietiez1p 2 points ago +2 / -0 (edited)

You do not understand the power dynamic. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. The Linux kernel master copy is the one on his personal pc, (the one with the treadmill), all the patches flow to his mail account, are integrated by him, then he pushes that to kernel.org. He also has fuck you money.

If the Linux foundation decides to fire Linus in bad blood, they will be the ones forking. Oh, and they will have to rename themselves first thing in the morning, or get sued. A fork is certainly possible, but any hostile fork would need to have a majority of maintainers on board. The Linux Foundation is mostly an industrial association set up for funding a project that is beneficial to member companies to avoid paying Microsoft for a Windows license, but their governance structure is irrelevant in the actual day to day kernel development.

ErikaThePaladin 1 point ago +1 / -0

I hope you're right. These vultures have been coming after Linus for YEARS.