What is Happening to Linux?

by axolotl_peyotl

I’ve been a casual linux user for over a decade, and while my technological expertise is significantly lacking, there’s something very inspiring about the passion in the linux community, and indeed I’ve found that many of my own beliefs and ideologies are very much in tune with those espoused in the open source/free software community.

Unfortunately, there appears to be significant turmoil unfolding in the world of linux, and since linux powers a significantportion of the world’s computers, this is an issue that could effect everyone.

Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time.

In essence, a new “Code of Conduct” is being forced on the linux community. It is already being weaponized, and many developers want absolutely nothing to do with it.

This article is a good place to start:

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”…”threat has teeth.” Most of the internet could be affected as some Linux devs threaten to rescind code in response to CoC controversy.

As has been noted:

This is interesting…apparently Linux kernel devs can revoke their contributions to the kernel. This gives them some protection in case they are caught up in arbitrary and false Code of Conduct rulings or ejections from the community.

The article continues:

If the threat is put into action, ramifications could include large parts of the internet being left vulnerable to exploits, and companies around the world might even inherit bundles of unwanted legal liabilities.

It should perhaps come as no surprise as to who is the (at least most visible) culprit: SJWs.

Activists from the feminist and LGBTQIA+ communities have been trying to force the Linux project to join the Contributor Covenant since at least 2015. The Contributor Covenant is an agreement to implement a special Code of Conduct (frequently CoC from now on) aimed at changing the predominantly white, straight, and male face of programming.

CC’s Code of Conduct is controversial particularly because it allows anyone to be banned from contributing code for any reason, usually with no mechanism for oversight or accountability.

On September 16 the pro-CoC side got their wish (how this happened is a very strange story of its own, read recent news about Linus Torvalds’ departure if you want to know more) — Linux had officially committed to implementing and obeying the CC Code of Conduct — and they immediately set about using it to remove top Linux coders. Sage Sharp, who describes theyself as a “diversity & inclusion consultant, hufflepuff, non-binary agender trans masculine” and has 7k followers, cites GeekFeminismWiki and targets Google’s Theo Ts’o with accusations of being a rape apologist:

Activists from the feminist and LGBTQIA+ communities have been trying to force the Linux project to join the Contributor Covenant since at least 2015. The Contributor Covenant is an agreement to implement a special Code of Conduct (frequently CoC from now on) aimed at changing the predominantly white, straight, and male face of programming. CC’s Code of Conduct is controversial particularly because it allows anyone to be banned from contributing code for any reason, usually with no mechanism for oversight or accountability.

On September 16 the pro-CoC side got their wish (how this happened is a very strange story of its own, read recent news about Linus Torvalds’ departure if you want to know more) — Linux had officially committed to implementing and obeying the CC Code of Conduct — and they immediately set about using it to remove top Linux coders.

Sage Sharp, who describes theyself as a “diversity & inclusion consultant, hufflepuff, non-binary agender trans masculine” and has 7k followers, cites GeekFeminismWiki and targets Google’s Theo Ts’o with accusations of being a rape apologist.

Speculation on 4chan led many to suggest that Theo was targeted because he famously resisted an Intel “backdoor”.

This last observation leads us closer to the “cui bono?” of it all.

Linux, especially the liberty-loving community it engenders, is directly ideologically opposed to the goals and raison d’etre of TPTB.

The SJW movement, as well-meaning as it alleges to be, has been fully weaponized by the elite, and they are being used to target communities and institutions they deem unpalatable or threatening to their control structure.

CC’s Code of Conduct replaces Linux’ earlier Code of Conflict (not to be confused with current use of “CoC”), which asked for civility without having political implications. The change is widely condemned by developers, and opposition has generated thousands upon thousands of posts on 4chan’s technology board alone. Here is a summary of their arguments:

  1. Insertion of the CoC into other projects has heralded witch hunts where good contributors are removed over trivial matters or even events that happened a long time ago.
  2. The lack of proper definitions for punishments, time frames, and even what constitutes abuse or harassment leaves the Code of Conduct wide open for abuse.
  3. It gives the people charged with enforcement omnipotent and unaccountable power.
  4. It could force acceptance of contributions that wouldn’t make the cut if made by cis white males.
  5. CC’s Code of Conduct is purely about power.
  6. “‘In all that time I never had to know or care whether my fellow contributors were white, black, male, female, straight, gay, or from the planet Mars, only whether their code was good’; namely, in a project that receives contributions from volunteers who are anonymous beyond a chosen handle, specious claims of exclusion and harassment crumble beneath the most haphazard scrutiny. Contributors reveal as much about their race, sex, and orientation as they want because no one cares about that tangential shit at the end of the day. If there really was some “straight white males only” mentality, the community would insist on determining whether a new contributor is “one of us” before accepting their code, but they don’t do that in the slightest. Thus, it’s patently clear there is no culture of exclusion, but rather a culture of total indifference to individual differences beyond coding ability. The rhetoric of diversity and inclusiveness is just a weapon being used to attack a community that is inherently opposed to identity politics, which is why they’re seen as such a threat to these SJW gestapo.”

The following videos provide further context and go into greater detail about the events leading to this situation, particularly the plight of linux creator Linus Torvalds:

The Absolute State of Linux

Linux Vs SJW’s in the Battle for the Internet

SJWs take down Linus Torvald and Linux

I found this interesting comment from the first video:

Search “Brendan Eich Trust but Verify” (it was about to prevent Firefox binaries being corrupted with backdoors). A few weeks later, after he wrote it, he had to go.

(Here is the blog post being referenced)

This all is 100% about gaining control. For Linux – and why Linus had to go – atm it is about KDBUS/BUS1, Secureboot Lockdown, and other RedHat stuff they want to get into the kernel. But not for the SJWs themselves. These “OMG, I*M A FEMINSIT CODER WITCH” SJW types are the ultimate pawns. So do you know who is behind them? Or at least ask yourself…They slowly ruin projects in a way their “handlers” want projects to become.

Linus had to go because of stuff like KDBUS/BUS1, mandatory Kernel Lockdown when SecureBoot is present, etc. Linux Foundation does the dirty work. Profiteur is RedHat. Red Hat is the No.1 contractor of US intelligence agencies and the US military. Think big. (PS: I’m not one of these anti-American European cucks. I love the US and especially the 2nd amendment, the 1st amendment and all – no matter what – folks who protect these freedoms.)

So…are TPTB using the weaponized SJW movement to attack Linux? What will the outcome of this battle mean for the future of the internet and technology in general?

We appear to be at a major crossroads in numerous areas in our society, and the battle for freedom in the world of technology is going to be one of the most important and contentious fronts.

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