Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”
Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch” Most of the internet could be affected as Linux devs threaten to revoke entire histories of code commits 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: If carried out, ramifications could include large parts of the internet being left vulnerable to exploits, and companies around the world might even inherit bundles of unwanted legal liabilities.