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Date:   Sat, 04 Jul 2020 20:23:04 -0700
From:   James Bottomley <>
To:     Dave Airlie <>,
        Stephen Rothwell <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,
        LKML <>,
        ksummit <>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology

On Sun, 2020-07-05 at 12:56 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Jul 2020 at 12:12, Stephen Rothwell <>
> wrote:
> > > As for the non-black slavery, others have never pointed this out
> > 
> > (I did not say "non-black")
> > 
> Sorry I misdirected what you said a bit, and I did misinterpret as
> Australia also has it's own indigenous slavery issues,
> I was trying to stop the "white slavery" is a thing crew from turning
> up on this.
> Apologies for accidentally implying something what you hadn't said.

Not at all, thank you; you just gave a precise illustration of my
point: putting statements like this in the kernel acts as a magnet for
this type of disagreement ... and not just from honourable people. 
Developers can honestly disagree about this sort of thing, while
supporting the aim of using inclusive language.  That's why this file
shouldn't be in the kernel tree.


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