Monday, September 24th 2018

Linux Community Hit by the Blight of Social Justice Warfare, A Great Purge is Coming

Through the 1990s, Microsoft had become a super-corporation threatening to monopolize all of computing. A band of talented developers got together with lawyers that could fish out loopholes in proprietary licenses, and with some generosity from big software, Linux grew from a scrappy Unix-like OS kernel to the preeminent operating system for enterprises at first, and handheld consumer electronics later. Today it's most popular operating system on the planet. Like every big organization, the Linux Foundation is hit by employee-activism.

Employee-activism is the new unionism. Whereas trade-unions of the old fought for tangible bread-and-butter issues affecting blue-collar folk of the early Industrial era, today's employee-activist is an intellectual predator seeking to maximize their organizational footprint on the backs of other people echoing their political ideas, often through blatant insubordination and disregard for the chain of command. Survival of the fittest has changed to "survival of the loudest." From forcing Linus Torvalds to apologize for speaking his mind in public, to coming up with a new Code of Conduct document, social-justice activism within the Linux Foundation threatens to devolve the culture of meritocracy to a toxic "safe space" prioritizing inclusion of identity rather than skill, as HardOCP comments. A major blow-back from the meritocrats is taking shape.

In a major revision to the license, software developers contributing to the Linux kernel source-code will soon be able to withdraw their contribution, if they are ever cornered by the rest of the community over perceived code-of-conduct violation (i.e. not pandering to identity politics or speaking their minds like Torvalds does). This is big, as many of the older generations of contributors who have made critical contributions without with Linux cannot function, now have a legal recourse, and could reduce the amount of political activism within the community.

Since 2015, identity politicians have been trying to force the Linux Foundation to join the Contributor Covenant, a special Code-of-Conduct agreement that seeks to change the "the predominantly white, straight, and male face of programming." On September 16, the Foundation agreed to implement CC Code of Conduct. Shortly following that, groups of pro-CC developers went on a character-assassination spree of top Linux developers by amplifying and often distorting, their political views (which are irrelevant to the task of programming). Sources: Lulz, HardOCP
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653 Comments on Linux Community Hit by the Blight of Social Justice Warfare, A Great Purge is Coming

#1
TheLostSwede
Nothing worse than a sausage fest of upset, entitled, elitist nerds...

In as much as I appreciate the uncandid language from Torvalds, you can't go around cursing at people all the time, just because you disagree with how they do things.
I'm also not sure why these people are upset about the fact that he wants to clean his act up and along with it, the community as a whole.

Obviously, it shouldn't go as far as some comments on this topic is suggesting, that people get ousted because people gang up against someone they dislike for whatever reason.
The world in general needs to grow up, but even more so the people in the tech industry. Move the f out of your mama's basement and get a life outside of what you're doing on the interweb.
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#2
Mr.Origami696
Whoa!...basically, the same mess we got inside the Italian Parliament. The slogan is "honesty" in the name of smashing human civil rights like the immigrants that escape from wars, seeking for a better life. Of course, there are also fake ones who came to debilitate our (already compromised) national security...but who cares? The final result will be: changing everything in order to don't make the real, effective change, once and for all.
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#3
Joss
Suddenly Windows got more attractive :rolleyes:
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#4
Vayra86
"Joss said:
Suddenly Windows got more attractive :rolleyes:
Why, did Linux look at you funny? :laugh:

I personally think this whole SJW movement is just a completely runaway troll attempt. And people just can't stop feeding it for some weird reason. You have to be extremely dim witted to think anything substantial will change because of it. The best it can achieve is pulling more wool over its own eyes with 'fake' political correctness. People don't really change. Linus won't really change. And recognition based on merit and actual achievement and intelligence is still going to win the day - anytime it won't means your product will die.
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#5
oxidized
Linux fans always sounded pretty idiotic, much like apple fans.
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#6
Ahhzz
Linus is a dick. How hard is it for people to wake up in the morning and says "Today, I won't be a dick"? Or at least try.
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#7
buggalugs
and people wonder why we have Trump, and why the right wing are growing around the western world, and why people are over identity politics.
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#8
randomUser
I don't get it, what is this post about?

Can anyone translate this to human language for non native english speaking people?
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#9
hat
Enthusiast
"randomUser said:
I don't get it, what is this post about?

Can anyone translate this to human language for non native english speaking people?
This kind of thing won't make sense to a lot of people, no matter how you "translate" it... as for me...

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#10
R0H1T
"buggalugs said:
and people wonder why we have Trump, and why the right wing are growing around the western world, and why people are over identity politics.
MmKay, I bet their (mis)deeds had nothing to do with it :rolleyes:

If people want to screw themselves, & others, over because their feelings were hurt, more power to them. It applies to the left just as much it applies to the right, or alt right!
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#11
lynx29
"Mr.Origami696 said:
Whoa!...basically, the same mess we got inside the Italian Parliament. The slogan is "honesty" in the name of smashing human civil rights like the immigrants that escape from wars, seeking for a better life. Of course, there are also fake ones who came to debilitate our (already compromised) national security...but who cares? The final result will be: changing everything in order to don't make the real, effective change, once and for all.
replying to the bold part. who cares? the peoples, little children, families destroyed, who were murdered in cold blood by getting run over by said fake ones plowing into people with cars, stabbing them, raping them, entire lives destroyed and ripple effects from those lives, if you don't change your views, the right wing will rise as it did in america, you can have your healthcare, your university costs low, the left can have almost everything it wants if it just gives up on the immigration issues around the world, but they won't, and trump will win in 2020 and the right will continue to rise in europe as well, since people are blinded by this fact, is who cares. these problems never used to exist.
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#12
icey
This will be dubbed "Linuxgate" within a week or two, and the completely uninformed legacy media will link arms to attack the angry evil alt-right fascist incel trump-supporting racist transphobe (insert any other fashionable ad-homs I forgot) nerds who just wanted to write good code, and build a platform with with other like-minded people who only cared about writing good code

Its a pretty tired playbook now, Gaming, Comics, Linux..
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#13
Bones
"R0H1T said:
MmKay, I bet their (mis)deeds had nothing to do with it :rolleyes:

If people want to screw themselves, & others, over because their feelings were hurt, more power to them. It applies to the left just as much it applies to the right, or alt right!
Actually if screwing themselves over some perceived butt-hurt that's their right, they however don't have any right to do it to others in the process.
Yes it does apply equally across the board, truth be told.

It's a symptom of a new generation that thinks of self above all else, forcing their views onto any and all they possibly can with such acts of intimidation and the threat of bad things happening if you don't play along, in this case looks to me not only is it a matter of agreeing with but also being forced to participate too.

I don't care how big a "D" Linus is, he's entitled to his own thoughts and thats just it, whether you agree with him or not. I'll agree he's earned his share of critisism from things he's either said or done and that's on him.... I don't agree with the thought policing being attempted with this.

I've also noticed those that scream "Fascist" the loudest tend to do so while starting out and continuing to be on the offensive themselves....... It's not about accusations or thoughts but actions taken with such a case.
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#14
sepheronx
People need to get over the whole name calling thing.

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.

If someone is offended for no reason and calls you something like elitist or whatever, I would just say "yes, so what?"

Had this chick at the bar the other night call my buddy a Nazi (even though he is not). I just said to her "so what if he is? Maybe he does relate to the National Socialist ideology?" At that point, she had no argument and ran away (well, back into the bar at least in hopes someone will help pander to her and sympathize on how she was mansplained about being a tool).
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Can the Editorial tag please be applied to the forum post as well? Because it is vital that everyone understands this is an editorial. A shitty editorial, solely designed as clickbait.

"sepheronx said:
People need to get over the whole name calling thing.

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.

If someone is offended for no reason and calls you something like elitist or whatever, I would just say "yes, so what?"

Had this chick at the bar the other night call my buddy a Nazi (even though he is not). I just said to her "so what if he is? Maybe he does relate to the National Socialist ideology?" At that point, she had no argument and ran away (well, back into the bar at least in hopes someone will help pander to her and sympathize on how she was mansplained about being a tool).
Big difference if a raandom person in a bar calls you a nazi and if your boss or coworker call you a nazi. And no shit she ran away, that is the dumbest defense I've seen in a while. "Hey, nazi!" "Yeah, so?"
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#16
R0H1T
This thread's likely to go ugly, so before I leave one final thought ~ live & let live, but also try not to be a d*** intentionally or otherwise.

P.S. don't draw any other inference (or tangents) from what was posted :cool:
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#17
Drone69
Nothing like this surprises me anymore, in the UK the SJWs have had nursery rhymes changed.
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#18
Octopuss
I wish I understood what the hell the post was about :confused:
I get the Linus Torvald part, and Linux. The rest is filled with weird words and corporate/political-like sentences that make no sense at all.
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#19
HTC
"Drone69 said:
Nothing like this surprises me anymore, in the UK the SJWs have had nursery rhymes changed.
Really???

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#20
medi01
"TheLostSwede said:
Nothing worse than a sausage fest of upset, entitled, elitist nerds...
Oh, shut the hell up.

"TheLostSwede said:
In as much as I appreciate the uncandid language from Torvalds, you can't go around cursing at people all the time, just because you disagree with how they do things.
You can, in fact, choose the way you communicate with people around you, especially if no snowflakes are around.

"TheLostSwede said:
I'm also not sure why these people are upset about the fact that he wants to clean his act up and along with it, the community as a whole.
The first thing that someone suggested would happen when CoC was pushed, that it will be used to hit Linus first, major contributors next.
Linux is out, the dude who stopped Intel's RAND creep into kernel is the second target, literally within days. Oh, and the person after him worked for Intel.

The worst part of it is the fake "opression" narrative between the lines.
In the NY article they mention "statistics" of using certain words.
He used gender neutral "bad words" in about a thousand out of 21 thousand comments.
But wait, they didn't even filter out quotes, so, less than that, but well, who knows what exactly.

And wait, it's not all, in some of them (we won't tell you how many, so assume thousand, although it could be one) he used word BITCH.
I was curious and dug for comments of Linus with "bitch" in it and oh, heavens, what do I see:
"So maybe in half an hour you'll get an angry email from me where I bitch about how horrible pull request #2 was ;) "
This will be used to push fake narrative of "no women kernel programmers, because misogyny", in a context of an online open source project to which you can contribute freaking ANONYMOUSLY.

"Octopuss said:
I wish I understood what the hell the post was about :confused:
Linux kernel development is f*cked by identity politics, they got leverage, thanks to Linus accepting CoC and are leveraging it hours later.

Oh, and that NY article came 12 hours after the event, was perhaps written even before it happened.
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#21
Joss
Here's a good take on the subject

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#22
Caring1
Linus's social skills are lacking, and he knows it, what is everyone elses excuse for being dicks?
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#23
Octopuss
I might be ripping stuff out of context, but who gives a shit whether you're black or transgender, when what you do is write code?
Am I missing something?
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#24
Caring1
"Drone69 said:
Nothing like this surprises me anymore, in the UK the SJWs have had nursery rhymes changed.
And other countries like Australia too.
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#25
R0H1T
"Octopuss said:
I might be ripping stuff out of context, but who gives a shit whether you're black or transgender, when what you do is write code?
Am I missing something?
In all honesty a great purge is coming, but Linux isn't where the (first) major impact will be ~ it'll be the entire humanity! Things simply cannot go on the way they have over the last few decades, something has to give way.
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