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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Linux SJW assault turned back

Led by the meritocratic example of Linus Torvalds, the Linux development community successfully defeated an attempt by an SJW entryst to impose "civility and professionalism" i.e. a weaponized code of conduct, on the community:
A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks above “basic human decency.”

Sarah Sharp, an Intel employee who until recently was the maintainer of the USB 3.0 host controller driver, wrote that she could no longer work within a developer culture that required overworked maintainers to be rude and brusque in order to get the job done. She continues to work on other open-source software projects, but says that she has begun to dread even minor interaction with the kernel community....

Sharp has publicly locked horns with senior Linux kernel developers including Torvalds in the past over issues of civility and professionalism, and has, arguably, been more responsible than anyone else for pressing the community to consider those issues more critically in recent years.

But even relatively minor moves to curb bad behavior have met with angry resistance from some kernel devs – a meekly worded “please be respectful” policy adopted as a kernel patch earlier this year provoked furious commentary on mailing lists and Reddit discussions, even if Torvalds himself lent the policy some cursory support.
Good riddance. That is exactly what a successful anti-SJW defense looks like. If the entryist is whining and crying and angrily decrying the mean antediluvian neanderthals who won't cater to her feelings, you can be sure that the community she is attacking - and which she only cared about insofar as she could attempt to control it - did the right thing by refusing to give in to her.

This is good news for Linux, as the flipside of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence suggests that those organizations that resist social justice incursions will be considerably more likely to remain focused on their primary functions.

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119 Comments:

Blogger Rabbi B October 06, 2015 10:42 AM  

Refreshing.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier October 06, 2015 10:42 AM  

The Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence needs a better name. It comes up way, way too often. My favorite example is the Walking Dead. The early comics are terrific, and have numerous not SJW friendly characters. I mean the very fact that the main character is a Southern small town sheriff made it unSJW to start with. It slowly slid down hill as the author worked in more and more "diverse" characters. The cherry atop the cow pie was when a ninja-like awesome fighting character whose nickname was 'Jesus' just happened to turn out to be gay, even though there was absolutely no previous inkling or signal that the character was gay. This was right after the last other gay character got eaten. Soooo awful. Why did the SJWs have to ruin such a good story? That small town sheriff now acts like a bleeding heart liberal, locking up a violent psychopath instead of executing him so that "We can be civilized again" or some such liberal crap.

AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH! SJWs ruin everything they touch because of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence. It needs a better name.

Blogger The Other Robot October 06, 2015 10:47 AM  

I must admit to not having known who Sarah Sharp was despite being on the Linux kernel mailing list. There are other females on the various mailing lists I am on who seem to do more and complain less.

So, good riddance, IMO.

Blogger VFM 188 October 06, 2015 10:50 AM  

Also in the piece:

SUSE employee and Network World contributor Bryan Lunduke said....“[N]ot everyone likes a politically correct work environment. Not everyone will enjoy working in every environment, but my perception is that most working on the kernel enjoy doing so.”

Lunduke [was doubtless goaded into saying that] Sharp’s departure is "definitely not the greatest publicity in the world."


On the contrary. It is excellent publicity, and shows just how committed the kernel team is. Sure, the girl is young and pretty, but she was recognized as a poisonous SJW entryist attempting to corrupt the Linux kernel team. Thus, it is very good news that she's gone. Kudos to Linus and the members of the kernel team!

Blogger Student in Blue October 06, 2015 10:52 AM  

It's telling how the article is written, inflating how super-special this Sarah Sharp is and how fair and commonsense codes of conduct are.

If you're not looking for it, it'll slide right past the average reader.

Blogger ScottD October 06, 2015 10:56 AM  

It looks like the U.S. military will be too late to learn the lesson.

Blogger JP October 06, 2015 10:57 AM  

I agree that they should resist the SJW's, but the Linux neckbeards can do with a little civility. Not political correct speech or anything, just a little bit of "I acknowledge tha you may not know as much as I do, so let me show you how and why I did X". instead of the usual "fuck off n00b, the answer is in another castle".

Blogger VFM 188 October 06, 2015 11:00 AM  

Blue Student is right, the article is very biased. You know what might be fun? Creating our own point-and-shriek swarms online! Just like SJW's...except WE point-and-shriek when SJW entryists are identified and eliminated! Some might even want to send out celebratory press releases to the media. Why let only Vox Populi readers have the pleasure of knowing about the important event?

Incidentally, the fact that The Other Robot didn't even know who this girl was is quite telling: The article makes her out to be central to the effort, and her loss a terrible blow to the kernel team.

Let's point and shriek! "SJW entryist happily identified and eliminated!"

Blogger Ron October 06, 2015 11:10 AM  

@3 You're not the only one. I've been on lkml for ages, have worked on numerous drivers and with many of the core maintainers.

Never heard of her and I'm not surprised they told her take a flying leap. If Linus can tell Alan Cox to fuck off. He's not going to take any shit from a who nothing.

Blogger Nate October 06, 2015 11:14 AM  

It strikes me that a good defense against entry issue is to strictly limit the power of change and suggestion of change to those who are the most productive.

OpenID Steve October 06, 2015 11:18 AM  

Did this woman create/contribute anything positive?

OT: NEW TREND
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/10/06/a-growing-trend-in-dunkin-donuts-refuse-service-to-police-officers

Blogger VD October 06, 2015 11:19 AM  

The Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence needs a better name.

Don't be ridiculous. The Impossibility of Socialist Calculation served perfectly well for 96 years. The Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence will do the same. If you can't get your head around the term, the concept is unlikely to be useful to you.

Blogger VFM 188 October 06, 2015 11:19 AM  

@#10, Nate: Kind of like restricting the voters---who can and do cause radical change---to those who are the most productive. Or productive at all....

Blogger VD October 06, 2015 11:21 AM  

I agree that they should resist the SJW's, but the Linux neckbeards can do with a little civility.

That's shortsighted. The anti-civility of Linux neckbeards is a feature, not a bug. Who gives a damn if they can make it easier for a few candyasses to contribute if it comes at the price of SJWs and a Code of Conduct.

Blogger John Morris October 06, 2015 11:23 AM  

And remember the First Law of SJW. She was maintaining the USB 3 subsystem as a paid employee of Intel. In other words it is her job. Does anyone think she can really walk away because she failed to get a 'Code of Conduct' implemented? Either way it will be interesting to watch. Is Intel so infected that she already has tentacles so deep into the leadership at Intel she really could get herself tasked to work on entryism with USB drivers as a cover? Or does Intel have a business need to have tehir hardware work in the hugely Linux dominated worlds of the server and handheld that they saw a need to task a developer to work on a trouble spot. Either way, will tell us something useful.

Blogger The Other Robot October 06, 2015 11:24 AM  

Did this woman create/contribute anything positive?

She was the maintainer of the USB3 driver. It was possibly a sinecure ...

I have noticed that most of the women posting on LKML do clean-up work. Quite a few of them use automated tools (static analysis etc) to find bugs and fix them or do things like removing redundant checks for NULL etc.

In other areas I have seen women do substantial development work ... although only on one of the projects I have worked on.

Blogger Mike Farnsworth October 06, 2015 11:24 AM  

She apparently turned over her maintainer duties to someone else a year ago, and just now posted on her blog whining about behavior on LKML. Kernel dev has done just fine without her it seems.

Blogger Markku October 06, 2015 11:27 AM  

Many less important projects might do well with some civility, but Kernel should be a savage world, always and forever. Kernel bugs are so critical that all stupidity that might have resulted in a bug, and was only caught in time by the vigilance of another coder, should be hounded until their ears bleed.

Blogger Chiva October 06, 2015 11:29 AM  

Kernel bugs are so critical that all stupidity that might have resulted in a bug, and was only caught in time by the vigilance of another coder, should be hounded until their ears bleed.

Amen.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 October 06, 2015 11:32 AM  

SJWs remind me of the Unman in Perelandra in that intelligence is only a useful tool when combating other intelligent people. Otherwise they act like mindless brutes.

Blogger Markku October 06, 2015 11:33 AM  

Remember Windows Bluescreens? If you liked them, and you think Linux has a serious lack of them, then you should campaign for kernel development civility.

Blogger Danby October 06, 2015 11:38 AM  

And remember the First Law of SJW. She was maintaining the USB 3 subsystem as a paid employee of Intel. In other words it is her job. Does anyone think she can really walk away because she failed to get a 'Code of Conduct' implemented?
The Code was her job, not the code. Even if Intel didn't see it that way, she obviously did.

Either way it will be interesting to watch. Is Intel so infected that she already has tentacles so deep into the leadership at Intel she really could get herself tasked to work on entryism with USB drivers as a cover?
Possibly. Or, more likely, she was given a sinecure and no-one at Intel cared, as long as their motherboards worked.

Or does Intel have a business need to have their hardware work in the hugely Linux dominated worlds of the server and handheld that they saw a need to task a developer to work on a trouble spot.
Yes, it's critical, but... This is a mature subsystem, all that's needed is the occasional bugfix or change to match updated code in other parts of the kernel/other drivers.

Blogger Adam Lawson October 06, 2015 11:45 AM  

I agree that they should resist the SJW's, but the Linux neckbeards can do with a little civility. Not political correct speech or anything, just a little bit of "I acknowledge tha you may not know as much as I do, so let me show you how and why I did X". instead of the usual "fuck off n00b, the answer is in another castle".

Well, if you're asking user level questions on the kernel mailing list I'd expect you to be told to fuck off.

I've been exclusively using Linux for almost a decade and I've never been called a noob or told to fuck off when asking a question... in the appropriate venue.

Also, leading off with neckbeard when talking about people voluntarily helping is probably not going to work for you.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 06, 2015 11:54 AM  

Yes, it's critical, but... This is a mature subsystem, all that's needed is the occasional bugfix or change to match updated code in other parts of the kernel/other drivers.

That's the impression I had as well. Obviously you need the USB 3 Subsystem to work well, but its the USB 3 Subsystem. How much work is it going to need?

Blogger pdwalker October 06, 2015 11:57 AM  

"If ya can't stand the heat, get back to the kitchen"

Linus seems to have a pretty level head, and a great filter for bullshit. His ruthless ridicule and dictorial style has proven its worth over the last two decades.

I hope he continues his stewardship in the same fashion for a long time to come.

(now if only someone would excise that systemd garbage)

OpenID eidolon1109 October 06, 2015 11:58 AM  

It's funny the way they talk about it like it matters if someone leaves. Probably Torvalds can do stuff that others can't, but anyone who was maintaining one driver that's already functional can be replaced in an hour.

It makes you wonder if she's ever really had to work with software people, if she's complaining about bluntness. The only ones I've met who weren't like that were the women.

The only time I got dragged into a meeting to discuss my "tone" and my "attitude" was because I sent an email to a woman that said "hey, was looking through here, and there's a bug on this line. Should check the array length or it could cause a crash." Silly me, I thought I was being respectful by letting her fix her mistake. I guess I just should've checked in a fix in her area (which would've taken the same amount of time as the email, and far less than the stupid meeting).

Blogger Anthony October 06, 2015 12:02 PM  

So if you looked at the mailing list thread, Linus makes a fat joke at the expense of another dev, and tells special snowflake that it's ok if she swears, too. Then she (deliberately?) misinterpretation the joke as a threat. If she was just complaining about the language, there'd be something to talk about - you can be straightforward and leave off the candy coating without swearing. But it's obvious she's too sensitive to work alongside men, so it's good that she left.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 06, 2015 12:19 PM  

The only time I got dragged into a meeting to discuss my "tone" and my "attitude" was because I sent an email to a woman that said "hey, was looking through here, and there's a bug on this line. Should check the array length or it could cause a crash."

To which any sane developer would have replied, "thanks, I fixed that. Good catch."

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 06, 2015 12:20 PM  

She must have been tons of fun at code review meetings.

Blogger Sage Klubb October 06, 2015 12:21 PM  

This refusal to cave to nonsense must be why my Linux machine works so well. Problem free for the most part, 24/7. My old Windows machine always blew smoke and chattered and wheezed and crashed, and finally died after being infected with one of those "buy our virus protection software" bugs.

But you have to admit, Microsoft is awfully supportive of teenagers who invent pre-existing alarm clocks in suspicious-looking pencil cases.

Blogger Sevron October 06, 2015 12:25 PM  

It's nice to hear about a victory. My impression, that I want to believe in very much, is that there are starting to be more and more of these victories. Is that how it really is, or is this just selection bias on my part?

Blogger Jill October 06, 2015 12:27 PM  

Since what usually passes for civility in the work place is bossiness and whispering about other people in corners, directness should always be preferred, regardless of who thinks it's rudeness. All the Miss Prims of the world can just take their things and bag it.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus October 06, 2015 12:35 PM  

Well...bye.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 06, 2015 12:36 PM  

From her blog.

What makes a good community?

I’ve never found an open source community that doesn’t need improvement. I’m quite happy to give the Xorg community a chance, mostly because I believe they’re starting from the right place for cultural change.

I dunno what Xorg is, but they're fucked.

In order to attract diverse candidates, you need to be known as a welcoming community, with a clear set of agreed-upon social norms. It’s not good enough to have a code of conduct. Your leaders need to be actively behind it, and it needs to be enforced.

Naturally she takes it for granted that "diversity" is good.

When microaggressions are pointed out, community members stop, listen, and apologize

Fuck off.

The next step is figuring out what to do with these eager new diverse candidates. If they’ve made it this far through the gauntlet of toxic tech culture, they’re likely to be persistent, smart, and seeking a challenge. If you don’t have meaningful bigger projects for them to contribute to, they’ll move onto the next shiny thing.

No, seriously. Fuck right off.

The next step for a community is to figure out how to retain those diverse candidates. How do you promote these new, diverse voices in order to ensure they impact your community at a leadership level?

How about off-fucking?

Level 4 of her plan to poz up an open source community is gold, if gold were made of AIDS, and deserves quoting in full:

Level 4: empathy and awareness
Once your focus on retention and avoiding developer burnout is in place, it’s time to tackle the task most geeks avoid: general social issues. Your leaders will have different opinions, as all healthy communities should! However, you need to take steps to ensure the loudest voice doesn’t always win by tiring people out, and that less prominent and minority voices are heard.

Signs of a level 4 welcoming community:

Equally values developers, bug reporters, and non-code contributors
Focuses on non-technical issues, including in-person discussions of cultural or political issues with a clear follow-up from leaders
Constantly improves documentation
Leadership shows the ability to recognize their mistakes and change when called out
Community manager actively enforces the code of conduct when appropriate
Code of conduct emphasizes listening to different perspectives


By this stage, you might as well swap the coders with the studio audience from an episode of Oprah. But she's not finished yet.

Level 5: diversity

Diversity is not just a PR campaign – developers truly seek out different perspectives and try to understand their own privilege

Gender presentation is treated as a non-issue at conferences

Conferences include child care, clearly labeled veggie and non-veggie foods, and a clear event policy

Code of conduct explicitly protects diverse developers, acknowledging the spectrum of privilege


At this point you may be thinking who dafuq is this dozy cow?

From her LinkedIn:

I'm the coordinator for the Linux kernel project within the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The program is a three-month paid internship to connect women (cis and trans), genderqueer, genderfree, and genderfluid people to a mentor in order to work on an open source project.

What a useless slapper.

Blogger ScuzzaMan October 06, 2015 12:38 PM  

" says that she has begun to dread even minor interaction with the kernel community...."

Good. Be afraid, bitch.

And of course she works for Intel. In other words she infiltrated a large and largely insensitive host, where she feeds copiously without contributing anything of worth, thus affording her the luxury of endless idle hours in which to infiltrate other communities on Intel's dime.

I apologise to bitches everywhere; this thing is a tapeworm.

Blogger Markku October 06, 2015 12:43 PM  

I dunno what Xorg is, but they're fucked.

It's all the graphics part of Linux. Without Xorg, Linux is merely a command line.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 06, 2015 12:49 PM  

merely a command line

Merely? Merely! Good Day sir. I said Good Day!

OpenID eidolon1109 October 06, 2015 12:56 PM  

@34

That's some kind of clever way to destroy rival projects, right? The quickest way to take a functional and productive open source project and turn it into a non-productive bunch of bickering whiners?

Her insane ideas remind me of the stuff the USSR used to do, all the ideas they used plants to insert into the arts and academia in the West to try to sap its will to fight.

Or maybe it's a subtle version of the Three Body Problem thing where they were trying to halt scientific advancement. SJW-ism would be a good way to do that, actually.

Blogger Anonymous Robot October 06, 2015 1:06 PM  

Merely? Merely! Good Day sir. I said Good Day!

It was all downhill after the VT100!

Blogger JaimeInTexas October 06, 2015 1:07 PM  

@4 "Sure, the girl is young and pretty.."

Not even close.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 06, 2015 1:09 PM  

eidolon1109 - Or maybe it's a subtle version of the Three Body Problem thing where they were trying to halt scientific advancement.

Well, science is racist and problematic and not OK. It destroys the environment and marginalises important irrational perspectives, such as the emotions of Wiccan lesbians and the folkways of indigenous Amazonian midget tree-fuckers and the chromosomal abnormalities of people who don't know how to science.

The important thing here is diversity.

How on earth do we expect to get genderqueer, genderfree, genderfluid, and Bruce Gender to do programming if we judge them by arbitrary cis-heteropatriarchal norms such as "ability" and "absence of window-licking retardation"?

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 1:13 PM  

The anti-civility of Linux neckbeards is a feature, not a bug.

She even freaking admits that in her rambling blog post about leaving. I'll save everyone who hasn't read it the trouble; here's the short version: she admits Linux is excellent because it has a blunt, rough-and-ready (male-type) community and development process that gets things done. She (being female) finds that unpleasant and even "brutal" at times, which is unsurprising. Since it wouldn't change to suit her, she drifted away and found other interests over the past year, and now she wants a hug.

But....that's life. I used to play in a weekly pool league. I really enjoyed it at first, but over the years people came and went from the team, we changed bars, the league changed some rules, and one night I realized I kinda dreaded going again. It (and/or I) had changed and I didn't enjoy it anymore. So after that season I quit.

The difference is: because I'm not a woman and haven't been told all my life that I'm supposed to feel comfortable everywhere and every conflict can be smoothed over with enough talking and rules, I didn't blame anyone or start a crusade to get pool leagues to adopt Codes of Conduct. I just chalked it up as stuff happens and moved on. If there's a scandal here, it's that someone could reach adulthood without learning this.

Blogger tweell October 06, 2015 1:14 PM  

I'm glad to see the Linux kernel defended from SJW's, but remember that Gnome has gone down before them and their code of conduct.

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 06, 2015 1:16 PM  

The narratude is strong with this one.

OpenID eidolon1109 October 06, 2015 1:16 PM  

@34

Reading her scrawlings, it's like someone seriously suggesting that there should be an icemaker in a car.

"So first, of course, you need a tank of water. Then you need the electrical hookups, and you need a bigger engine to deal with the added weight. We'll need some advanced shocks to handle both the weight and the way the water sloshes around when the car turns. Of course once you have your ice you need to keep it cold, so we need a system to keep electrical power overnight, and...what's that? This is an impractical idea and an icemaker wouldn't benefit the driver? WHAT!? YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT FROSTY BEVERAGES!? YOU MONSTER!"

Blogger Krul October 06, 2015 1:17 PM  

@34 Steve - "The program is a three-month paid internship to connect women (cis and trans), genderqueer, genderfree, and genderfluid people to a mentor in order to work on an open source project."

Is it possible for them to go one week without inventing some gobbledygook compound word for some BS new "identity"? What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba?

OpenID anonymos-coward October 06, 2015 1:27 PM  

...saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks above “basic human decency.”

If you track back to the original email exchange that started this shitstorm, you'll see that it was actually her who started the profanity and personal attacks.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 1:29 PM  

I dunno what Xorg is

It's the most popular implementation of the X11 client-server graphical display system that sits on top of Unix-like systems such as Linux and BSD. X.org was forked from XFree86, which itself was an open-source implementation of the X Window System that began at MIT and was licensed to Unix workstation makers. Apple uses an implementation called XQuartz, and Windows can run Cygwin/X, and there are other implementations for other systems.

So it's been forked before, and surely will be again if entryists bog things down.

Blogger Jeff Hendricks October 06, 2015 1:33 PM  

This is a never-ending battle. She is but one of many who seek entry into the world of productivity.

May we pray that they be turned back at every opportunity, for the betterment of mankind.

Also: she's from Portland. Why am I not surprised?

Blogger Russell (106) October 06, 2015 1:34 PM  

I have noticed that most of the women posting on LKML do clean-up work. Quite a few of them use automated tools (static analysis etc) to find bugs and fix them or do things like removing redundant checks for NULL etc.

So housekeeping, then?

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 06, 2015 1:38 PM  

@47 do you have a link?

Blogger CM October 06, 2015 1:43 PM  

What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba?

Haven't you heard of those reptiles that can reproduce asexually?

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer October 06, 2015 1:44 PM  

So it's been forked before, and surely will be again if entryists bog things down.

Exactly. That's one of the aspects of open source projects that must drive SJWs crazy. If entriests do succeed in their infiltration, the actually productive people can just fork the code and continue the project under another name.

Meanwhile the infected project collapses since it turns out that the SJWs are not interested in actually coding anything and would be incompetent to do so even if they were.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 1:44 PM  

I have noticed that most of the women posting on LKML do clean-up work.

Which is useful work, but it's not gonna get you many accolades, and it doesn't give you the clout to make systemic changes.

I suspect that many of these "geek girls" who are more concerned with the social aspects than actual coding got into it because they were absolutely showered with attention (the claims that women aren't welcome in these projects are exactly, entirely, 180 degrees off). She's plain-looking, and she probably felt like the Homecoming Queen at first. But she didn't get that treatment from all the nerds, and some even treated her like one of the boys, which was no fun. So she thought she'd appoint herself hall monitor and teach them all to wash behind their ears and say please and thank you, and they told her to blow.

Just a guess.

Blogger CM October 06, 2015 1:45 PM  

So housekeeping, then?

I was actually my most productive when debugging other people's code.

It might not say much about me as an SE, but I suppose I can own it.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 1:53 PM  

Unknown the Elder, here's a link. From her message there:

"Let's discuss this at Kernel Summit where we can at least yell at each other in person. Yeah, just try yelling at me about this. I'll roar right back, louder, for all the people who lose their voice when they get yelled at by top maintainers. I won't be the nice girl anymore."

So she'll roar right back, or, you know, quietly slip away and then whine about it to sympathetic media a year later. One or the other.

Linus's reply was classic, and shows that quoting movies isn't always Gamma:

"That's the spirit.

Greg has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.

Come to the dark side, Sarah. We have cookies."

Blogger Sevron October 06, 2015 2:07 PM  

Looked up her picture. Overweight and tattooes up her arms. The surprise is her hair color appears natural.

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 06, 2015 2:12 PM  

Reminds me of what Commander Ramius of the Red October had to do to his political officer. That's where this is all heading. Political officers everywhere to enforce the narrative. Ultimately it will lead to such silliness as found in "Three Body Problem": You want to aim a superpowerful radio beam at the red sun. Have you not thought about the political symbolism of such an experiment? Yang and Ye were both utterly stunned, but they did not think Lei's objection ridiculous. Just the opposite: They were horrified that they themselves had not thought of it. And yes, Xorg is totally hosed.

Blogger Dago October 06, 2015 2:12 PM  

"the Linux neckbeards can do with a little civility. Not political correct speech or anything, just a little bit of "I acknowledge tha you may not know as much as I do, so let me show you how and why I did X". instead of the usual "fuck off n00b, the answer is in another castle".

Absolutely NOT.
Saying fuck off noob is EXACTLY how you foster a truly meritocratic system. Cause either the noob fucks off (pussy, no staying power) or he makes it his mission to better the rude neckbeard's work.

Blogger Vogon X October 06, 2015 2:13 PM  

What is "genderfluid" supposed to be?

It means you can be a man one day, a woman the next, and who knows what the day after that.

The Twitter SJW parody account Godfrey Elfwick made good use of it, switching sex from one tweet to another and lashing out at the bigotry of anyone who found this confusing.

OpenID Steve October 06, 2015 2:18 PM  

diverse candidates. If they’ve made it this far through the gauntlet..., they’re likely to be persistent, smart, and seeking a challenge

Doesn't this bitch know there are recruiters out there looking for any black that graduated high school with a clean criminal record, most likely for employment discrimination lawsuits. The wise latrina on the supreme court got a free Ivy league ride and was not in the top 20% of her high school class.

developers truly seek out different perspectives and try to understand their own privilege

Oddly I don't think she is talking about understanding how evolution favored east Asians/ whites in everything but short distance runs and outbreeding disease. Until whitey brought a cure for malaria to Africa blacks with the sickle cell trait had privilege in Africa.

Conferences include child care, clearly labeled veggie and non-veggie foods,

If she doesn't have friends she can trust with her kids there is always Phil Sandifer. If she cant tell what veggie foods are maybe she is not smarter than a vegetable

to a mentor in order to work on an open source project.

I have known several gays/dikes that say they would rather have a str8 mentor so they don't have to deal with queen beeism.

What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba? Its the new name for a slut that will sleep with anything
-BGS

Blogger Jim Milo October 06, 2015 2:21 PM  

Let''s see how long my "good riddance" and "CoCs enable sociopaths" comment lasts.

Blogger Hosswire October 06, 2015 2:48 PM  

Our desire to be thought of as acting with "basic human decency" is Western Civilizations thermal exhaust port.

Once the SJWs get to define that, the unsuspecting masses roll right over for them.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 3:18 PM  

@15 John Morris
And remember the First Law of SJW. She was maintaining the USB 3 subsystem as a paid employee of Intel. In other words it is her job. Does anyone think she can really walk away because she failed to get a 'Code of Conduct' implemented? Either way it will be interesting to watch. Is Intel so infected that she already has tentacles so deep into the leadership at Intel she really could get herself tasked to work on entryism with USB drivers as a cover? Or does Intel have a business need to have tehir hardware work in the hugely Linux dominated worlds of the server and handheld that they saw a need to task a developer to work on a trouble spot. Either way, will tell us something useful.
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Hmm. Since she was an employee of Intel, she was meddling in another organizations internal affairs. I'm ignorant of these things, but it seems there might be a law against that? At the very least, maybe they could get her fired from Intel for it?

Somehow her simply withdrawing doesn't seem enough punishment.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 3:25 PM  

@34 Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery
From her blog.

What makes a good community?

I’ve never found an open source community that doesn’t need improvement. I’m quite happy to give the Xorg community a chance, mostly because I believe they’re starting from the right place for cultural change.
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That she sees her role as imposing cultural change says everything we need to know. There is no chance she was doing anything productive, only subversive horseshit. Good riddance, and I hope someone makes her rubble bounce.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 3:28 PM  

@34 Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery
When microaggressions are pointed out, community members stop, listen, and apologize

Fuck off.
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Or, we go full Macro aggression and get in her face and tell her to get her shit together or GTFO. In fact, someone should have got in her face and demanded her provide proof of anything she had ever done at that company. But since HR departments coddle these carebears, it's kind of a lost cause.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 3:31 PM  

@37 Ron Winkleheimer
merely a command line

Merely? Merely! Good Day sir. I said Good Day!
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+1

Lol, I am old enough to remember the days when we referred to people and their fancy IDE's as "cartoon programmers".

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 3:36 PM  

@52 CM
What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba?

Haven't you heard of those reptiles that can reproduce asexually?
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I get it now, these are actually those shape shifting lizard bastards that we all thought Kull of Atlantis had sent to the extinction bin.

Blogger chris October 06, 2015 3:50 PM  

@34
X.org is going to be replaced by Wayland in most Linux distros when it is stable... because technical issues around speed of processing. X.org is now bogged down and distracted. So, unfortunately, is Debian.

And Linus is a treasure. Because ie tells people that their code should die due incompetence. The SJW forget he IS a Finn and DID serve in their military: he is the maintainer and quality assurance person for the kernel.

Blogger Krul October 06, 2015 4:01 PM  

OT: Too funny not to share - Larry Correia achieves Modern Manhood! Finally!

Blogger SirHamster (#201) October 06, 2015 4:20 PM  

Hmm. Since she was an employee of Intel, she was meddling in another organizations internal affairs. I'm ignorant of these things, but it seems there might be a law against that? At the very least, maybe they could get her fired from Intel for it?

Open source organization, and I think the complaint was through the "proper" channels, as dumb and SJW as the content of it was.

Really doubt there's a criminal violation anywhere in there, and it's unlikely government meddling would produce a superior result. Whining is legal. We just need to learn to tell SJWs to shut up and GTFO.

Blogger rycamor October 06, 2015 4:24 PM  

@10. Nate October 06, 2015 11:14 AM

It strikes me that a good defense against entry issue is to strictly limit the power of change and suggestion of change to those who are the most productive.


I only wish the FreeBSD project had as much foresight. They allowed Randi Harper (freebsdgirl) to scold them into adopting a Code of Conduct this year, even though she's a crazy freak who hasn't contributed any code for 3 years. The FreeBSD devs are pretty grown-up people, so I'm hoping this won't tear things apart, but the seeds are there. I might just have to move on to OpenBSD, because Theo DeRaadt wouldn't put up with this crap for one minute.

Blogger VFM 188 October 06, 2015 4:36 PM  

I only wish the FreeBSD project had as much foresight. They allowed Randi Harper (freebsdgirl) to scold them into adopting a Code of Conduct this year, even though she's a crazy freak who hasn't contributed any code for 3 years.

So, the dummies at FreeBSD stupidly gave an SJW entryist a beachhead. The obvious thing to do is have the dummies read SJWs Always Lie, and then repeal the piece-of-shit SJW code of conduct. That would solve the problem and be a nice public demonstration on how to roll back an SJW beachhead (you don't see THAT happen very often, so FreeBSD may be a nice opportunity to show it can be done and how to do it).

Blogger BunE22 October 06, 2015 4:37 PM  

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 09:01:02AM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> I know you think "being nice" is better, but do you actually have any
> evidence for this, or is it just wishful thinking? If you don't have
> hard evidence, then I'd say you have to admit it's simply your
> opinion, and I don't think the most successful software project in
> history should change one if it's core principles simply because *you*
> think it should.

I haven't shared any "hard evidence" that civility works better in open
source projects, because to do so would be to bring gender politics into
the equation. I don't want to make this into a gendered issue, but
since you want hard numbers, I will.

Go look at Dreamwidth, the open source Livejournal fork. It has a good
code of conduct, so developers are civil to each other. They encourage
all patch submissions, and take the time to work with people who don't
understand their community rules.

The result: 75% of their developers are women. If you give a flying
fuck about diversity, and want to attract women to your open source
project, your developers need to be civil, and not verbally abuse each
other.

Sarah Sharp


Yeeaah. I think she was eagerly anticipating bringing up gender. Maybe it's just me but I think if a female wants to work in a male dominated field she ought to think and act like a male, not expect the males to think and act like a female.

Blogger Cataline Sergius October 06, 2015 4:46 PM  

What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba? Its the new name for a slut that will sleep with anything

genderfluid

(*heh-heh heh-heh heh-heh*)

Blogger JCclimber October 06, 2015 4:46 PM  

I see she fulfills all three of the SJW rules quite nicely.
She should be shaking with fear about those upcoming apps that allow people to be rated by those who have interacted with them....

Blogger Salt October 06, 2015 4:49 PM  

from her blog -

The thing is, reaching the goal of a diverse community is a step-by-step process. There are no shortcuts. Each step has to be complete before the next level of cultural change is effective. It’s also worth noting that each step along the way benefits all community members, not just diverse contributors.

Good riddence.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 4:50 PM  

It sounds like Harper and her white knights got shut down at FreeBSD, but you're right, the seeds are there, and a ridiculous number of guys either covered for her or refused to consider how bad she was because she was a girl. If not for her extreme behavior and Milo's timely exposé, who knows. Maybe now that she's being invited to Google events, she'll move on to grazing greener pastures.

I've been helping a bit with Perl 6, and I noticed its community page says it's a group of people "who try real hard to be nice to each other." Fine, that's my normal mode anyway until someone pushes me out of it. At least it's not a full Code with riders that say it doesn't apply to me because I'm privileged.

But if Sad Patty decides that I'm not being nice to her, then it doesn't matter whether there's a Code or what it says. If the commit bits are controlled by SJWs or people steered by them, and Sad Patty's a Who and I'm a Whom, then I'm out. What matters is who decides. Codes are really a symptom, the canary in the coal mine that tells you there's danger. Most of them are adopted without thinking by people who just want to get along, but it shows that they don't know what they're dealing with.

These days, if a project doesn't have a Code, I take that as a sign that someone there probably recognizes the SJW threat to some extent.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 5:24 PM  

So, the dummies at FreeBSD stupidly gave an SJW entryist a beachhead.

Ha, Randi Harper beached. Good one.

Thing is, she's a great example of entryism at work, because it's not like she said, "Hey, I'm an SJW who wants to destroy you; let me in!" She presented herself as an enthusiastic geek chick who loved FreeBSD and just wanted to help with it. She even criticized other women for whining like Sharp's and praised the rough-and-tumble environment of open source. She took on the crap task of working on the installer, a curses-based thing that no one else wanted to work on -- as long as it worked, it was good enough. (Though I was unable to find any actual code contributions when I looked.) She parlayed that into being @freebsdgirl -- because of course in this male-dominated, unwelcoming-to-women industry, any female advocate automatically gets a thousand times more attention than an equivalent male -- so when she started attacking people, many assumed she had a certain amount of credibility.

That's how it works, and it depends greatly on the good will of others and normal people giving the SJW the benefit of the doubt well past the point where they shouldn't. Maybe Harper couldn't be spotted as an entryist when she started, but she certainly should have been recognized and dealt with much sooner.

Blogger Krul October 06, 2015 6:18 PM  

@74 BunE22 - "Go look at Dreamwidth, the open source Livejournal fork. It has a good
code of conduct, so developers are civil to each other. They encourage
all patch submissions, and take the time to work with people who don't
understand their community rules.

The result: 75% of their developers are women."


Nice of her to be so blatant about her goals. Their incompatibility with the best interest of Linux devs (and common sense) couldn't be more plain.

Blogger Travis Landenwitsch October 06, 2015 6:38 PM  

OT, does the Raspberry Pi really help young people learn how to code?

Blogger The Other Robot October 06, 2015 6:46 PM  

Go look at Dreamwidth, the open source Livejournal fork.

And the Open Source LiveJournal fork is important because?

I mean, who gives a flying fuck about another Livejournal?

Blogger Cail Corishev October 06, 2015 7:14 PM  

One guy already leapt on his trusty steed and charged off to fork Linux in defense of the honor of the sweet Sarah. Hey, how about that.

Blogger The Other Robot October 06, 2015 7:29 PM  

Ha ha:

In other words, bend over and take the abuse with a smile, and don't worry about the continual drain of talent leaving the kernel team, because smart people prefer to work in an enjoyable environment.

It is so wonderful to hear that Linux is dying because of talent drain. Now maybe DragonFly BSD will get the respect it deserves.

Blogger Unknown October 06, 2015 7:34 PM  

In the comments on the quoted article, an insightful fellow named "Fat Phil" states very succinctly: "Diversity, real or otherwise is highly overrated. The ONLY thing anyone in a group striving for a goal should care about is the goal itself. Assimilation is what works for goal-oriented groups. Nobody really cares about diversity except those who are not concerned about the goal."

If one is concerned about SJW infiltration into one's organization, one should always seek out any opportunity to become a gatekeeper and sit on interview boards, advancement boards, etc. Fat Phil's comments suggests an excellent question to be used in vetting any such characters: "As a member of an organization, which do you value most highly? Diversity or Assimilation?"

Blogger SciVo October 06, 2015 8:36 PM  

SJWs ruin everything they touch because of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence. It needs a better name.

The polite term is manos de intestino, but I prefer shit Midas. There has to be a way to work that in.

Blogger Amethyst Dominica October 06, 2015 8:39 PM  

AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH! SJWs ruin everything they touch because of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence. It needs a better name.

I prefer the term "Virtue Virus" to describe the SJW engine of outrage. And the SJWs themselves I call "Virtue Addicts". (Not sure if that's adequate, since they're not really fighting for virtue, just for the appearance of it.)

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian October 06, 2015 8:58 PM  

@70 Krul "OT: Too funny not to share - Larry Correia achieves Modern Manhood! Finally!"

Larry put this ball on the tee:

Despite the fact that I don’t eat melons, don’t really like to eat melons, and have never given a single thought to the shaping of melon

So I had to leave this comment:

Larry you need to work on that. Mrs. Cimmerian demands that I eat her melons no matter the shape they are in… She says she wouldn’t trust a man that did not eat his wife’s own melons. She says there is something just not American about a man that does not eat his wife’s melons.

The really crazy thing is she keeps on asking me kiss her female feline, “Come on and kiss the little pu$$y”


Ah yes, These are the Good Times.

Blogger VFM 188 October 06, 2015 9:07 PM  

I think the Dark Lord is right (he is never not right). "Social Justice Convergence", and the impossibility thereof, seems to have reached lock-in. It's serviceable, if complex, but no more so than the impossibility of socialist planning, pace Hayek. So Social Justice Convergence it is. Let's run with it.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 06, 2015 9:09 PM  

@75 Cataline Sergius
What is "genderfluid" supposed to be? Someone who identifies as an amoeba? Its the new name for a slut that will sleep with anything

genderfluid

(*heh-heh heh-heh heh-heh*)
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I hope their theme song for this important movement was provided by MC Pee Pants.

Blogger SciVo October 06, 2015 9:27 PM  

Also: she's from Portland. Why am I not surprised?

I would be embarrassed, but Linus is here too IIRC. So it balances out.

Blogger Groot October 06, 2015 10:09 PM  

This Linux system always runs like a dream. My Windows system has just gone defunct, again.

I am Reboot.

Blogger Silly But True October 06, 2015 11:27 PM  

It's events like these which remind people to never forget their roots: http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/none/330501-creating-the-8080-the-processor-that-started-the-pc-revolution
Yes, I mean the quote by Frederico Faggin, lead designer of the 4004 processor and would go on to be chief architect of 8080 in which he observed IN 1971:

"The more computer-oriented the company I visited was, the nastier people'S comments were."

People who have work to do don't have time for bullshit.

Faggin returned to the office from his savagely frank tour of user's needs and made the best processor in the entire history of the world.

Linus is right to hold the line.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 06, 2015 11:55 PM  

@7 JP

Go fucking tone-police your own fucking mailing list.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 07, 2015 12:36 AM  

@43

Gnome was NEVER good. The gnome devs have always been shooting for a non-existant target... the mythical "typical user", so that they won't have to allow changing configuration settings. But, they conviently forget that EVERY user has some unique circumstance which makes at least one default configuration setting anywhere from less-than-desirable to absolute show-stopper.

The only good thing to come out of Gnome was the GTK. Gnome itself sucks donkeyballs,... like a Tijuana stage show.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) October 07, 2015 12:57 AM  

Nobody really cares about diversity except those who are not concerned about the goal.

I need to steal that....

Blogger Groot October 07, 2015 1:04 AM  

@95. Dirk Manly:
"Gnome itself sucks donkeyballs,... like a Tijuana stage show."

TMI. Need I fulminate against your poor life choices? Sometimes I have cause to shudder.

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 07, 2015 1:08 AM  

Maybe Sarah Sharp should fork Linux and call it Gynix.

Blogger SciVo October 07, 2015 1:27 AM  

Maybe Sarah Sharp should fork Linux and call it Gynix.

That would be hysterical.

Blogger SciVo October 07, 2015 1:40 AM  

Got it! We can say that the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence = SJWs' Mierdas Touch (stealing the latter from someone else).

Blogger rycamor October 07, 2015 1:48 AM  

The anti-SJW meme has spread to Slashdot with a vengeance. Note the first few responses to this post: Getting More Women Coders Into Open Source.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) October 07, 2015 2:29 AM  

Someone even posted a link to Sargon’s “Everything is sexist” video

OpenID anonymos-coward October 07, 2015 7:54 AM  

The only good thing to come out of Gnome was the GTK.
Nope, GTK was originally the 'GIMP toolkit', written for GIMP.

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 07, 2015 10:56 AM  

@SciVo
That would be hysterical. Very funny.
SJWs' Mierdas Touch. I like it and also very clever.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 07, 2015 11:54 AM  

Ooops. My bad.

NOTHING good has come out of Gnome.

Blogger Unknown the Elder October 07, 2015 12:32 PM  

@105 I use Gnome Gedit and Gnome Gnumeric every day. And like them.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier October 07, 2015 4:02 PM  

@12 VD

I don't mean intellectually, you ninny. I mean it needs a better name for rhetorical purposes. The man who turned "SJWs always lie" into a phenomena can surely see the usefulness of a snappy name. Or, maybe not... *cough* Summa Elvetica: A Causistry of the Elven Controversy *cough*

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier October 07, 2015 4:04 PM  

@100

SJW Touch of Death.

Or, more accurately, SJW Touch of Poo.

Blogger ray October 07, 2015 7:24 PM  

Ah yes, civility. That means I can say/do whatever I want to you, but if you say/do/think anything that offends me, here come The Authorities.

The Herd successfully completed a similar campaign in government employment. They 'entered' using the same tactics . . . just well-meaning employees seeking to keep all information 'civil' and 'inclusive' and inoffensive. Next thing you know, the Girls and their Inevitable Committees are writing Speech Codes for the entire department, or forest, or whatever. Naturally those speech codes further their power agenda/narrative, including de-sexing all words, until all spoken and written communication is controlled by . . . why! the Grrls and their Committee. Won't play ball? You'll be failed in the 'civil rights' area of your performance evaluations, and a more 'inclusive' person (read: female) will be awarded the job you can do better.

The little monsters are finally encountering some resistance to their totalitarianism from the private sector.. . . who can't afford to hire/retain incompetents and ideological thugs like the public sector has for the past forty years. Failure in the private sector, unlike the U.S. government, has immediately felt consequences.

Blogger James Dixon October 07, 2015 8:28 PM  

There's an LX'er thread on the story at http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/35989/

For your homework, see if you can spot the New York liberal posting on the thread. :)

I've stayed out of it, as I expect things would escalate quickly if I commented, and I actually like LXer.

Blogger SciVo October 07, 2015 10:25 PM  

SJW Touch of Poo

"Mierda" is Spanish for shit. "Mierdas Touch" is clever enough that I wish I came up with it, but I'm not too proud to steal what works.

Blogger Jim Milo October 07, 2015 11:47 PM  

Wow, comment is still up.

Still chuckling over an entryist using USB as real life exploit just like Stuxnet and rumours of yet unused zero-days at alphabet agencies.

Blogger Jim Milo October 08, 2015 12:24 AM  

@42 Introducing Lady Linux, a fork of Windows 10. Yes, neckbeards, it took a WOMAN to get rid of systemd! Grrrrl power!

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Blogger Jim Milo October 08, 2015 12:48 AM  

@69 Wiki: "In the army he held the rank of second lieutenant, with the role of a ballistic calculation officer."

Did not know that, and makes perfect sense (aside from the great Finnish no-BS attitude.

I worked for a retired US Army Warrant Officer for years and I suppose that's one reason I can't work in a modern office with my developed 'attitude'.

Blogger Floyd Looney October 08, 2015 4:28 AM  

If this cray cray gets her way a software company will be doing no coding at all, just holding meetings about diversity and genderpooping.

Blogger dvdivx October 09, 2015 12:33 AM  

Linux - the red-pill OS. Love it. Clearly she should go work for Apple or Microsoft where a woman with her qualifications would fit right in.

Blogger David-2 October 09, 2015 6:07 PM  

@34 @43 "FOSS" ought to sound familiar - we talked about it here a month ago exactly - it's the budget sucking project that drained the GNOME Foundation finances.

Having ruined GNOME the SJWs set their sights higher and aimed to ruin Linux. Fortunately, those devs are made of tougher material...

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