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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-03-08 11:51:04 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-03-08 11:51:04 -0700
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parentMerge branch 'i2c/for-current' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/wsa/linux (diff)
parentCode of Conflict (diff)
Merge tag 'cc-4.0-rc2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/char-misc
Pull "code of conflict" from Greg KH: "This file tries to set the rational basis for our code reviews, gives some advice on how to conduct them, and provides an excalation channel for any kernel developers if they so desire it" [ Let's see how this works ] * tag 'cc-4.0-rc2' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/char-misc: Code of Conflict
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+Code of Conflict
+The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared
+to "traditional" ways of developing software. Your code and ideas
+behind it will be carefully reviewed, often resulting in critique and
+criticism. The review will almost always require improvements to the
+code before it can be included in the kernel. Know that this happens
+because everyone involved wants to see the best possible solution for
+the overall success of Linux. This development process has been proven
+to create the most robust operating system kernel ever, and we do not
+want to do anything to cause the quality of submission and eventual
+result to ever decrease.
+If however, anyone feels personally abused, threatened, or otherwise
+uncomfortable due to this process, that is not acceptable. If so,
+please contact the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board at
+<tab@lists.linux-foundation.org>, or the individual members, and they
+will work to resolve the issue to the best of their ability. For more
+information on who is on the Technical Advisory Board and what their
+role is, please see:
+ http://www.linuxfoundation.org/programs/advisory-councils/tab
+As a reviewer of code, please strive to keep things civil and focused on
+the technical issues involved. We are all humans, and frustrations can
+be high on both sides of the process. Try to keep in mind the immortal
+words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other."