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Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

UPDATE: ESR: “threat has teeth.” Most of the internet could be affected as some Linux devs threaten to rescind code in response to CoC controversy.

Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time.

An open letter posted to the Linux Kernel Mailing List explains …