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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.
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Well, Linux and its distro’s are more than just software. It’s a community, it’s a ecosystem, and it’s something that is greatly affected by the people who create it. Huge news in the personal lifes of some of our creators does often affect its development in one way or another IMHO.
Yeah I am happy for them but it doesn’t make any difference. Or do trans people code differently when they take hormones or have their genitals corrected?
trans people are genetically smarter than cis “people”, it is a big deal to have a trans CEO
Is this some kind of reverse racist propaganda attempting to pull the same shit as what sigma males try to do?
it’s pretty clearly trolling
I mean, racism is bad so this should also be bad. This stuff gives a very bad name to the people who hold racists accountable.
no such a thing as reverse racism
Well I am referring to the social ecosystem of Linux rather than its code. How the social ecosystem will respond to this can obviously affect code if that’s the thing you are mostly focusing on. I mean for example if shitload of assholes inside the community harass a trans person for being trans then there’s a good chance that person will say “fuck it” and leave. Which would potentially negatively impact the projects said person was involved in.
If we manage to get over this threshold as a community then that can lead to great things. Just like with anything else you don’t really want to put the eggs in one basket. The more diverse the underlying community is, the stronger it becomes, and in my opinion, will increase code and communication quality greatly. I guess there’s a similarity between this and decentralization in software like Lemmy. ;)
If you want some more “direct connection” to code quality, then I could imagine that being stuck “in the closet” can really fuck up your mental health, which could result in bad code. so finally going through that step could potentially result in a lot better code quality.
But I guess what I really want to say is the following: Linux is more than just code
Wait, you mean that programming includes governance affected by the biases and culture of its developers? And that these differences aren’t readily apparent to people who personify the dominant ideology of the tech industry???