Re: What do you think of the foundation?

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Ruben Vermeersch <ruben savanne be> wrote:

Do we really have such a huge problem that the process of punishing,
kicking or simply reprimand bad behaving individuals needs to be

I have always had the impression that the GNOME community is one of the
calmest and most mature places around. And this despite the fact that
there's no official "cross this line and you'll go to jail"-policy in
place, which is a great testament to how open-minded and welcoming the
project as a whole is.

I too have found the GNOME community to be extremely welcoming. I got met at my first GUADEC in 2001 with "You're a girl!" from a very excited woman manning the registration desk.

But I can't ignore the fact that people are leaving our community or being quiet, because they don't like the type of interaction that happens. Especially when I can see several interactions that don't meet our own agreed upon Standards of Conduct.

I think if we self policed ourselves, we wouldn't need a formal process. If multiple people (it can't always be the same one) stepped in and said "hey, good ideas, but tone it down".

But I think we are still arguing over whether or not we have a problem ... (and I really wish we were talking about Dave's original email - "what would you like to see from the Foundation" because I for one would really like to know what people would like to see from their Foundation membership and the Foundation in general.)


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