September 24, 2018
Linux is about to get nasty.
When I heard that Linus, the top maintainer of the Linux operating system, had finally cucked and allowed the SJW mob to bully him into accepting politically correct norms into the kernel development scene, I just thought “eh, that’s too bad, this guy used to be based.”
However, things are apparently not going to end there. First, Linus is not the only one being run out of the community – and those people are not taking it lightly.
If they go for the nuclear option – which is being discussed – this could have world-altering consequences.
As an open letter posted to the Linux Kermal Mail List, provided by LULZ.com, reads:
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:28:14 +0000
From unconditionedwitness@redchan …
Subject Re: A Plea to Unfuck our Codes of Conduct
Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after this CoC:
Contributors can, at any time, rescind the license grant regarding their property via written notice to those whom they are rescinding the grant from (regarding their property (code)) .
The “CoC” is the “code of conduct” or “contributor’s covenant” that was adopted recently.
It was created by some kind of tranny freak.
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Moreover, it was created for explicitly political reasons.
It allows anyone to be expelled for any reason, regardless of their importance, seniority and the quality of their work, if they offend anyone.
And of course, the “people” responsible for enforcing this system will be creatures like “Coraline” above.
The GPL version 2 lacks a no-rescission clause (the GPL version 3 has such a clause: to attempt furnish defendants with an estoppel defense, the Linux Kernel is licensed under version 2, however, as are the past contributions).
When the defendants ignore the rescission and continue using the plaintiff’s code, the plaintiff can sue under the copyright statute.
Banned contributors _should_ do this (note: plaintiff is to register their copyright prior to filing suit, the copyright does not have to be registered at the time of the violation however)
Additionally when said banned contributors joined the Linux team, they were under the impression that it was a meritocracy: in-fact this belief was stated or ratified by those within the governing body regarding Linux when the contributors began their work (whatever that body was at that time, it could have been simply Linus, or Linus and a few associates).
The remuneration for the work was implied to be, or perhaps stated, to be fame as-well as a potential increase in the contributors stature, in addition to membership in the Linux Kernel club or association, or whatever it is that the Linux Kernel Community actually is (which a court may determine… it is something, suffice to say).
Thusly for work, consideration was promised by (Linus? Others? There are years of mailing list archives with which to determine).
And now that consideration has been clawed-back and the contributors image has been tarnished.
Basically, some of the smartest computer scientists in the world have been contributing to the Linux kernel for years, expecting in return nothing more than prestige and recognition for their work.
But now even that is being taken away by worthless human garbage for ideological reasons. Thus they would be fully and legally justified in taking back ownership of their contributed code.
That would obviously cripple the kernel, however – which is the point.
Thus the worker did work, however the other side of the implied, or perhaps written (email memorandums), understanding has been violated (once the contributor has been banned under the new non-meritocratic “CoC”).
Damages could be recovered under: breach of contract, quazi-contract, libel, false-light. (services rendered for the contractual claims, future lost income for the libel claims)
In addition to copyright claims. (statutory damages, profits)
For greatest effect, all rescission should be done at once in a bloc. (With other banned contributors).
Contributors: You were promised something, you laboured for that promise, and now the promise has become a lie. You have remedies available to you now, as-well as in the close future .
Additionally, regarding those who promoted the Code of Conduct to be used against the linux kernel contributors, knowing full well the effect it would have and desiring those effects; recovery for the ejected contributors via a tortious interference claim may be possible.
You might not understand the importance of this intuitively, since “Linux kernel development” sounds like something obscure and irrelevant to everyday life.
However, the overwhelming majority of all computers currently in operation are running on Linux. Most importantly, most web infrastructure relies on it, not to mention smartphones and some financial infrastructure.
If these devs go through with the process described in this open letter, it would make it illegal to use current versions of Linux without paying these devs copyright fees. In other words, all their code would either have to be taken out, which would cripple most of the world’s tech infrastructure, or everyone will need to start using some other OS – which doesn’t currently exist.
As LULZ.com notes:
If carried out, 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.
In other words, the consequences of this SJW hostile takeover of Linux could be economic damage numbering in the trillions.
Hey, it was all worth it, right?
Andrew mentioned earlier this week that this could well be a kike move to undermine Linux’s security, and there’s evidence that this is the case.
Several users on 4chan’s technology board speculate that Theo is targeted first because he famously resisted an Intel backdoor.
However, I highly doubt that their goal was to destroy Linux – that would be completely insane. They probably just wanted to inject a bunch of degenerates into the development team so that it would be easier to push for backdoors and other security loopholes.
Hopefully, seeing how the old guard Linux dev community seems to have their finger on the nuclear button, the SJW/kike offensive will have no choice but to capitulate and retreat.