Pictured: “Tux,” the brand character of the Linux kernel.
It didn’t take long after Linus was forced out of the project for being white for the project to turn anti-white.
At this point, Linux is even more anti-white than Apple or Windows.
In the light of the 2020 “global reckoning on race relations” the Linux kernel developers have stepped up with proposed new inclusive terminology guidelines for their coding community.
The proposal has come from Intel Principal Engineer Dan Williams and won support from other Linux maintainers including Chris Mason and Greg Kroah-Hartman.
Words to be avoided include “slave”, with suggested substitutions such as secondary, subordinate, replica or follower, and “blacklist”, for which the replacements could be blocklist or denylist. The proposal has allowed for exceptions when maintaining a userspace API or when updating a code for a specification that mandates those terms. The existing Linux kernel coding style, described here, and has made no mention of inclusive language.
The proposal is to add a new document, to be called Linux kernel inclusive technology, which will give the rationale for the changes. Referencing the fact that “the African slave trade was a brutal system of human misery deployed at global scale,” the document has acknowledged that “word choice decisions in a modern software project does next to nothing to compensate for that legacy.”
The goal, though, will be to “maximize availability and efficiency of the global developer community to participate in the Linux kernel developer process.”
“The revelation of 2020 was that black voices were heard on a global scale and the Linux kernel project has done its small part to answer that call as it wants black voices, among all voices, in its developer community,” the proposal read.
The proposal also noted that “non-inclusive terminology” has a “distracting effect” and “injures developer efficiency.” Of the anticipated backlash, Williams stated: “Of course it is around this point someone jumps in with an etymological argument about why people should not be offended. Etymological arguments do not scale. The scope and pace of Linux to reach new developers exceeds the ability of historical terminology defenders to describe ‘no, not that connotation’.”
For people that are supposed to be smart, these Linux developers are quite stupid. Or maybe they’re just malicious and hate white people.
These are some of the points they make:
- “The African slave trade was a brutal system of human misery deployed at global scale”
- “Word choice decisions in a modern software project does next to nothing to compensate for that legacy”
- “The Linux kernel project has done its small part to answer that call as it wants black voices, among all voices, in its developer community”
- “Of course it is around this point someone jumps in with an etymological argument about why people should not be offended. Etymological arguments do not scale.”
“The African slave trade was a brutal system of human misery deployed at global scale”
First of all, the African slave trade never ended. Africans still enslave Africans on a daily basis. Every day, black people do worse things to other blacks than white people ever did to blacks.
White people were also enslaved.
Under Muslim rule, the Arab slave trades that included Caucasian captives were often fueled by raids into European territories or were taken as children in the form of a blood tax from the families of citizens of conquered territories to serve the empire for a variety of functions. In the mid-19th century, the term ‘white slavery’ was used to describe the Christian slaves that were sold into the Barbary slave trade.
The phrase “white slavery” was used by Charles Sumner in 1847 to describe the chattel slavery of Christians throughout the Barbary States and primarily in the Algiers, the capital of Ottoman Algeria. It also encompassed many forms of slavery, including the European concubines (Cariye) often found in Turkish harems.
Perhaps we should be rioting, too.
“Word choice decisions in a modern software project does next to nothing to compensate for that legacy”
The idea that we must “compensate” for the past, that software should compensate for the past, and that words in software can somehow compensate for the past are deeply retarded.
Black people are free to go back to Africa, but they stay in white people’s countries and actively try to get into white people’s countries because their own countries are hell holes.
Living in white people’s countries is a privilege, and we’ve been putting up with their violent behavior and ridiculously high criminality for far too long. They should be compensating us.
“The Linux kernel project […] wants black voices, among all voices, in its developer community”
The idea that blacks can somehow contribute something of value to the Linux kernel or software in general, and that they’re not doing it because they find words like “slave” and “master” in the code is preposterous.
I can count with the fingers of my hands the amount of blacks who can write something of value in a programming language, and I have the same amount of fingers as other humans on this planet.
But even if they could contribute and weren’t doing so because they feel offended, then who cares? It’s not as if we didn’t have white people to work on, you know, the things that white people have created!
I vehemently oppose people of color taking over what my people have created.
“Etymological arguments do not scale”
Why do we have to hear bugmen smugly tell us such things? Why do black feelings have to dictate the reality of white people do in white people’s countries and in white people’s industries? Why can’t blacks just go back to Africa if they don’t like it here?
Why does offending white people not matter?
Why do we not matter, not even in our own countries?