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Re: Go code of conduct

From: wayne, steve
Subject: Re: Go code of conduct
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2018 09:39:19 -0500

Do you have a link to the article on microagressions that you disagreed with?

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 8:26 PM Richard Stallman <> wrote:
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I had time to read the Go code of conduct, and agree with all the
points except one.

The one I disagree about is the one about microagressions.

I once read an article containing a list of alleged microagressions.
I concluded that some of them really were aggressive in a subtle way,
while others had been misunderstood.

Looking at the first category, I think it would be marginally better
to learn not to say them.  But it would take a lot of work to change
all those habits -- more work than it is worth, and more than I can
ask GNU developers to do on this.

If we were superhuman AIs who could easily reprogram our ways of
speaking, it might be worth while to avoid all those ways of speaking,
in a certain activity.  But we humans don't have that ability.

Dr Richard Stallman
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