October 6, 2015

Sarah Sharp Quits as a Linux Kernel Developer, Blames the Toxic Behavior of the Community

On October 5, Sarah Sharp, a prominent Linux kernel developer, announced that she officially stepped down as a contributor to the upstream kernel, blaming the lack of respect among those who run the show from behind the curtains.

Sarah Sharp had been a longtime Linux kernel developer, the maintainer of the USB 3.0 host controller driver. She was the Linux kernel coordinator for the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW), encouraging females from all over the world to get involved in the development of the Linux kernel, the core component of any GNU/Linux operating system out there.

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