fedora community working group

Kevin Fenzi kevin at tummy.com
Fri Jul 2 05:17:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 15:57:56 -0500
Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:

> On the open question of how to discourage/prevent poisonous <foo>, I 
> suggest doing something similar as was done in the kde project a
> couple of years ago to help deal with similar issues.  I propose
> creating something in fedora akin to the 'kde community working
> group', http://ev.kde.org/workinggroups/cwg.php
> I consider it vitally important that everyone in the fedora community 
> feel safe, know fedora supports them, and that there be a clear
> contact person/group to go to in cases where they experience any
> non-excellent behavior.
> Now, being excellent has taken us quite a ways, but I think it's time
> to consider doing better, so...

I like this as a possibly way to find areas of Fedora where our
community isn't as welcoming as we all would like and have people that
can join in and provide positive info and answers (ignoring or letting
the unwelcoming people drift off to the fringe). 

I do think we should be carefull here not to empower this group with
all kinds of punishment ability or enforcement. Negativity feeds on
more Negativity. ;) 

> After speaking with several current members of kde's cwg, they
> expressed that it was very important to have a clear code of
> conduct(coc).  Such a coc should focus entirely on what is good and
> expected, and stay away from what is bad and discouraged.  Another
> good reference, http://www.kde.org/code-of-conduct/

I'm not sure about a code of conduct, but the above one is nice. It
points out things you should try to do/be, not things you cannot do or
be, which is a good approach. 

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