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   1Code of Conflict
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   4The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared
   5to "traditional" ways of developing software.  Your code and ideas
   6behind it will be carefully reviewed, often resulting in critique and
   7criticism.  The review will almost always require improvements to the
   8code before it can be included in the kernel.  Know that this happens
   9because everyone involved wants to see the best possible solution for
  10the overall success of Linux.  This development process has been proven
  11to create the most robust operating system kernel ever, and we do not
  12want to do anything to cause the quality of submission and eventual
  13result to ever decrease.
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  15If however, anyone feels personally abused, threatened, or otherwise
  16uncomfortable due to this process, that is not acceptable.  If so,
  17please contact the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board at
  18<tab@lists.linux-foundation.org>, or the individual members, and they
  19will work to resolve the issue to the best of their ability.  For more
  20information on who is on the Technical Advisory Board and what their
  21role is, please see:
  22        http://www.linuxfoundation.org/projects/linux/tab
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  24As a reviewer of code, please strive to keep things civil and focused on
  25the technical issues involved.  We are all humans, and frustrations can
  26be high on both sides of the process.  Try to keep in mind the immortal
  27words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other."
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