I spent maybe 40 minutes last night trying to find out what Charles did that violated the CoC. The best I could do was find this: https://twitter.com/sarahmei/status/1187181890920312833
It seems like he was kicked from the conference for having the nerve to make a youtube video with his opinion.
If someone can show me something more significant... PLEASE... because i've been searching, I just haven't found it.
The first offense is from his twitter account:
>Latter Day Saint (Christian), Conservative
The second offense is that there is a picture of him with a MAGA hat somewhere on the Internet.
That was enough for someone to say they're uncomfortable attending the same conference as him.
Because he is a Mormon, he tried to solve the issue the Mormon way, offering them to discuss the issue. This was considered "tone policing" by the anonymous "Linux Foundation" account.
The raging assholes enforcing this fake social justice nonsense must be unambiguously called out by anyone with half a brain.
(Understanding Scientology will give you major clues into how social justice operates.)
Note that associating with John Sonmez is an unforgivable crime, but saying "white men in tech ain't shit" or "all whiteness is racist by design", as Kim Crayton has done, is not. This is because an often unstated assumption of codes of conduct is "we prefer the safety of marginalized groups over the comfort of privileged groups". (The GNOME Code of Conduct explicitly states this, almost verbatim.) That is to say, racism, sexism, and harassment are CoC violations if they are seen to "punch down", but not if they are seen to "punch up" by the CoC commissars who deliberate in secret.
This is why Uncle Bob's letter will go unheeded. If action is taken by the Linux Foundation because of his letter, it will be against Uncle Bob himself for posting it. He suggested that legitimate actions taken against one who punches down are harassment, which is itself punching down, therefore harassment and a CoC violation.
Not saying you are wrong, but if that is indeed the case, then someone should come out and say that out loud.
Right now, having a person banned for no clear reason what so ever, only creates uncertainty and division in the community.
Edit: Having looked into it, "John Sonmez, some brogrammer with a propensity to mouth off", actually seemed to be trying to take the heat away from a woman being verbally abused and attacked on twitter.
One can obviously argue about the way he did that, but how on earth does trying to defend a woman make him a "brogrammer"? Your position seems somewhat biased.
What a time to be alive!
This is exactly parallel to her current tweet which LF responded to.
Live by Twitter, die by Twitter.
I wonder about the callous ignorance of Sarah Mei, who purports to be a feminist but ignores such an important program written by another woman.
In the US, DD is a cup size for a brassiere, and thus indirectly refers to breast size on women. DD for sometime has been considered to be an uncommonly large breast size for a woman, especially a woman of otherwise more common proportions. DDD, being the next cup size up for reasons I don't understand (instead of cup sizes going E, F, etc), would therefore imply a woman even bustier than the supposedly uncommonly-busty DD-breasted woman.
Yes, I think it's silly, too. Human mammary tissue has exactly fuck all to do with programming.
Unfortunately we'd probably just rename it something less offensive like ECMAScript.
what a shitshow that would be
I'm so sick of this cancel culture bullshit. Didn't they learn about sticks and stones as a kid? Honestly, so many people these days need to eat some concrete to harden the fuck up.
Your amerocentric view of the world assumes that because we speak the same language we have the same culture. We do not. In my culture, telling someone to eat concrete is not taken literally. Its not a call to violence. Its a way of telling someone they need to increase their mental fortitude, that being upset because someone said something you didn't like is not a productive way to go through life.
Unfortunately, this kind of extreme SJW mindset seems to be winning ground in the name of inclusion by scared useful idiots. Tech used to be a relatively sane area where logic and accomplishments was what mattered, now you need to kiss these lunatics asses unless you want to be painted as a horrible person that hates everyone but white straight males.
It reminds me about how several of the subreddits for lesbians have been taken over by transsexual women that ban lesbian women if they argue about not being attracted to penis. Saying you're against MtF transexuals competing against regular women in sports labels you as a TERF and persona non grata in some circles, and those circles are gaining power.
Because of these grifters I don't even want to identify as transgender any longer.
But all of this is on all their permanent records and when the pendulum swings the other way, they will have ample time to reflect.
As someone in fire and EMS, around here, among us, including the females (this area has quite probably the highest proportion of females in fire and EMS in the country), there is an inherent pride in the title 'fireman', regardless of gender.
To us it implies "I don't 'fight' fire. I am a [man] of fire, who intrinsically understands it, lives and breathes it, and knows how to master (uh-oh) it".
Good for them! I'm personally agnostic about this, but you sound as if you know them all and you know what they think. It can be tricky to separate ones perception from reality.
The Linux Foundation seems to be a broken organization.
Was Stalin known for unfair, politically biased code of conduct enforcement? Sorry, I don't see the need for hyperbole here. Even in context, yanking a ticket from KubeCon is hardly the same thing as being purged from the government, tried for imagined crimes and sent to a Gulag.
To Godwinize for clarity: this is like using "Hitlerian" to celebrate a public policy achievement in passenger rail scheduling.