Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

The new Linux Code of Conduct raises controversy, and contributors threaten to revoke code

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The Linux community has recently announced the adoption of the Code of Conduct (COC), which aims to create an open and welcoming environment that creates a harassment-free experience for every participant in the project and community, regardless of age, size, disability, ethnicity, or gender characteristics. , gender identity and gender expression, level of experience, education, socioeconomic status, nationality, appearance, ethnicity, religion, or sexual identity and sexual orientation.

The move triggered community turmoil, many contributors and community members criticised and opposed the COC, and even some people initiated a discussion on the mailing list to revoke the contribution code.

If threats are implemented, the consequences may include that most of the Internet’s content is vulnerable, and companies around the world may even be inexplicably burdened with unnecessary legal responsibilities.

This also led to another discussion about the GPLv2 license: Can contributors delete the uploaded code? Can I further ask the user to delete the code as well? These issues have once again led to controversy on Twitter.