Fedora code of conduct
mmcgrath at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 02:10:47 UTC 2007
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 06:45 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> The recent Gentoo mailing lists flamewar leading to developers
>>> quitting and subsequent adoption of a code of conduct, it might
>>> be useful for us to proactively put in a code of conduct for all of
>>> Fedora mandatory for all the contributors and for users as well as a
>>> prominent note for all the mailing lists subscribers and possibly
>>> other means. We haven't had major issues such as these but as well
>>> as scale to more contributors it would good to have a mechanism like
>>> this and enforce that. Comments?
>> I read their proposed code. While the idea behind it is basically "be
>> nice to each other" and that is a good thing, I don't think Fedora needs
>> this at the moment. I agree with spot in that I'd rather cross that
>> bridge when it's needed.
>> And I particularly dislike the whole "proctor" concept and introducing
>> something like seems entirely pointless and draconian at the moment.
> Asking the community to agree to a code of conduct which in your own
> words just reads as be nice to each others is somehow draconian? It is
> not pointless when someone indulge in trolling and name calling and
> few others quit contributing because of that. When we scale you can be
> rest assured that such behavior will happen.
A code of conduct shows a lack of respect for the community' autonomy.
I think it ain't broke, lets not fix it. We've got far better things
that need documenting.
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