If I may play devil's advocate, wouldn't you agree that to be a decent contributor you'd have
to be involved with the kernel community? And that being involved would inevitably require
reading a fair portion of LKML? Anyone willing to send a patch to LKML should be familiar
with how LKML operates -- and therefore shouldn't be surprised at the reaction to an unwelcome
Your point is valid, in that Asian cultures might be more deterred than others. It would be
difficult to quantify who was offended and therefore didn't participate.