Re: Code Of Conduct

Luis Villa wrote:
On 6/1/06, Telsa Gwynne <hobbit aloss ukuu org uk> wrote:
Ar Tue, May 30, 2006 at 01:04:43PM +0200, ysgrifennodd Murray Cumming:
> I don't think we need a whole organisation to police it. At the least, it > should just be how we expect people to behave on mailing lists and IRC and
> it could be up to the administrator of that list or channel to decide
> whether somone's conduct is unacceptable. But maybe some people would be > reassured by the existence of some group that they could go to in extreme
> circumstances.
> Here's a simple start:
> What do you think? What else would you like to see there?

I think this is a long-overdue thing to do.

I also think that there is no fun being part of a "community" which is
actually arguing the toss on whether "we think people should be courteous
to each other within this community" is a good thing or not.

I don't think anyone is arguing against being courteous; I'm certainly
not. I just think we'd be better off focusing on actually making
people more courteous, instead of writing rules about it.

I sense we are all close to agreeing here... I think the fear is the idea that rules will restrict us. The GPL is very restrictive but isn't that what makes GPL software so free? I like the idea of having guidelines that suggest the protection of people from discrimination. Being a shy Canadian... if I was on IRC witnessing silliness I would like the option of politely pointing someone to a guidelines wiki page than actually arguing with them.


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