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 patch. 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.
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