Pipe 40NT0 ESR says: pull it. (Regarding the Linux CoC, GPLv2, and Copyright defaults)

ESR says: pull it. (Regarding the Linux CoC, GPLv2, and Copyright defaults)

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ESR says: pull it. (Regarding the Linux CoC, GPLv2, and Copyright defaults)

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8161
esr on 2018-10-11 at 21:54:46 said:

>Is the freedom to be a dick online and still contribute to the kernel really worth it?

Preventing totalitarians from getting the control they crave is always worth it.
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zz on 2018-10-11 at 16:58:05 said:

Any news on this?:

http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/187078170/#187093805
> Anonymous ID:sqkjzTNz Thu 27 Sep 2018 00:23:36 No.187093805 ViewReport
> Working with a group of 5 other devs thus far to rescind our code. Some of whom have been major contributers.
>Was hard to find a decent attorney with tech based experience due to the fact that a lot of heavy weighters are going to be extremely upset. Drafting legal docs to make it as impactful as possible.
>
>All that work and you fuck us over, Linus. Now we fuck you back.

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http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/187078170/#q187094037
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> Anonymous ID:zDdj02sY Thu 27 Sep 2018 00:25:31 No.187094037 Report
> Quoted By: >>187094386 >>187094624 >>187099544
>Stop fucking commenting as if this would ground the internet to a halt overnight. Revoking code means it can’t be in the next version, it doesn’t invalidate prior versions. 80% of the code submitted to the Linux project is from Redhat or some other major company like Intel or AMD. That other 20% is minor shit except for the few people who have been around forever. This fucking threat is hollow because no company is going to pull their code because of a few trannies. This CoC thing will be ignored because big money rests on the project being successful. The moment this fucking dipshit starts becoming a liability the big money will smite him full force.

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http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/187078170/#q187094386
> Anonymous ID:sqkjzTNz Thu 27 Sep 2018 00:28:48 No.187094386 Report
> Quoted By: >>187104619
> >>187094037
> >except for the few people who have been around forever.
>
>Ding ding.

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https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/
>thejynxed
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>My company is already considering the full withdrawal of all contributed code to the kernel project and related embedded kernel projects. You literally can\u2019t run embedded Linux on industrial controls or handheld scanners without this code.
>September 22, 2018 Reply
Jeff Read on 2018-10-11 at 19:29:59 said:

If there’s even a hint that this sort of thing is even feasible, watch Oracle pull another fast one and make OpenJDK go bye-bye. Then, everyone will have to pay for Java licenses.

And that’ll be just the beginning. This is a can of worms you do not want to open up.

Is the freedom to be a dick online and still contribute to the kernel really worth it?
esr on 2018-10-11 at 21:54:46 said:

>Is the freedom to be a dick online and still contribute to the kernel really worth it?

Preventing totalitarians from getting the control they crave is always worth it.
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