The Linux kernel team will adopt a code of conduct

linux code of conduct

The team what is in charge of developing the Linux kernel, will now adopt a code of conduct, through which will be used to resolve internal conflicts, even that previously there was a code, but it was called a conflict code.

East it was used to mediate difficult situations, which by the way is not very common in the team. Now everything has changed and the new code of conduct will be the one that comes into force instead of measuring and weighing conflicts serves to guide how people should behave.

This new code of conduct to be adopted by all personnel in charge of the development of the Linux Kernel was made known by Greg Kroah-Hartman who sent an e-mail copying from Linus Torvalds with the code of conduct.

Through this new measure it is planned that all staff make an effort to keep things calm and in the best way, that even as in all places where people are involved, it is not always like that.

That is why this new code calls everyone current in the most civic way possible.

Compact contributor Code of Conduct

From this new code of conduct, We share what it contains:

See our commitment

In the interest of promoting an open and welcoming environment, with collaborators and supporters committed to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for all, regardless of age, size, disability, ethnic origin, sexual characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socioeconomic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion or sexual identity and orientation.

Our standards

Examples of behaviors that contribute to creating a positive environment include:

  • Welcoming and inclusive use of language
  • Be respectful of different points of view and experiences graciously accept constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Show empathy towards other members of the community
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include: use of sexual language or images and unwanted or advanced sexual attention (in the sense of going overboard)
  • Trolling, name calling / derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Harassment in public or in a private setting
  • Posting private information of other team members, such as a physical exam or email address without explicit permission
  • Other conduct that could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our responsibility

Maintainers are responsible for cleaning behavior patterns acceptable and are expected to take appropriate corrective and fair action in response to unacceptable behavior.

The maintainers have the right and responsibility to delete, edit or reject Comments, pledges, codes, wiki topics, problems and other contributions that are not aligned with this Code of Conduct, or temporarily or permanently prohibit contributor to other conduct that they deem appropriate, threatening, offensive or harmful.

Linux Kernel

Although it's just a small part of this, with this we can realize that this code that they have to adopt, it is done in the best possible way so that everyone involved wants to see the best possible solution for the overall success of Linux.

This development process has been proven to create the most robust operating system kernel of all time, and you do not want to do anything to cause the submission quality and possible results to ever decrease.

Finally the entire team is invited and asked to strive to keep things civil and focus on the technical issues involved.

We are all human and frustrations can. Be tall on both sides of the process. Try to keep in mind the immortal Words of Bill and Ted: "Be great to each other."

Si want more information about these changes, there are some public messages that they exchange between team members.


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  1.   Gregory ros said

    Is it necessary to send a circular so that people know that? It seemed obvious.