Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 2/3] code-of-conduct: Strip the enforcement paragraph pending community discussion
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:19:00 -0700
- From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 2/3] code-of-conduct: Strip the enforcement paragraph pending community discussion
On Wed, 2018-10-10 at 21:04 +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > the enforcement clause of the new code of conduct. Since there is
> > concern that this becomes binding on the release of the 4.19 kernel
> Is there some logic behind that concern?
Well, yes, Linux as a project goes through numbered releases, so
releases are the usual official points we try to stop changing stuff,
so if we want to reset the expectation the committed CoC is final,
doing it before the release is helpful.
> What's magic about the release of 4.19?
It's the first one after the CoC change.
> Our benevolent dictator committed that patch. Didn't it take effect
> as soon as he ran "git push" to make it visible to the world
Not usually: people usually have to agree to a change like this. Of
course "agree" is a variable concept and can be as simple as not object
by a certain time or by using certain infrastructure.