Re: [PATCH RFC 00/15] Zero ****s, hugload of hugs <3

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Fri Nov 30 2018 - 16:04:34 EST

On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:55:21 -0800
Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This a direct quote from the CoC:
> "Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading
> language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording,
> inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual
> advances or requests for sexual favors."

...and this is from the interpretation document:

> Contributions submitted for the kernel should use appropriate language.
> Content that already exists predating the Code of Conduct will not be
> addressed now as a violation.

So existing code is explicitly not a CoC violation and need not be
treated as such. That said, improvements to the comments are always
welcome, as long as they are actually improvements.