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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] code-of-conduct: Remove explicit list of discrimination factors
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On 10/10/18 15:33, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>:
>>> The words removed by this patch are a political statement.
>>
>> Choosing not to say those words is a political statement.
>
> The situation is not symmetrical. Choosing the protected classes
> in the CoC is a *change* in its implied politics.
>
> It's a change that is, obviously from LKML traffic, very contentious.
> If this were a tpurely technical matter, it would be described as
> not backwards-compatible.
>
> It's a change that, I submit, should not have been made without a clear
> consensus *in favor* of the change.
>
> Our culture has a process for this. It's called RFCs. If we want to
> designate protected classes to be called out in conductt guidelines,
> an RFC should be floated first and the change should be made only
> if rough consensus has been achieved.
>

Thank you for stating that clearly and concisely Eric.

I will bow out of further discussion on this specific point as I
have already seen this concept discussed on many threads already
in recent weeks.

-Frank

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