Linux community acts after years of complaints like Sarah Sharp’s


On Sept. 16, 2018, after being questioned by The New Yorker about his abusive behavior, Linus Torvalds apologized for his conduct and announced he was stepping back from kernel development to get help understanding people’s emotions and how to respond properly. 

In addition, for the first time, the Linux community will be adopting a Code of Conduct to create a welcome and opening environment. 


A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks above “basic human decency.”

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