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Intel’s open-source projects have now committed to the widely-adopted Contributor Covenant, a code of conduct that was recently taken up by Linux, following Linus Torvalds’ brief break to reflect on his insensitive treatment of other kernel developers.
For Linux, the code of conduct replaced its Code of Conflict, which failed to make the kernel community a more civil group.
The Contributor Covenant, written by Coraline Ada Ehmke in 2014, aims to address the skew towards white male contributors in open-source projects.
The covenant is designed to encourage participants to use inclusive language and promote participation among individuals who are often spread across the world and are unconstrained by the rules of a regular office environment.
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