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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Code of conduct
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:53:47 GMT
As many of you are no doubt aware, we have had on our website, for at 
least 8 years, and, I think probably much longer, "Code of conduct, 
coming soon!" Long enough, in fact, that I had completely forgotten 
about it.

It was brought to my attention this morning, and I decided, 
unilaterally, that it was appropriate for me to JFDI, and that I'd ask 
for forgiveness rather than permission.

I have stolen, wholesale, the code of conduct of the CouchDB project [1] 
which has discussed this extensively, and borrowed heavily from other 
communities that have discussed it extensively. So this isn't original 
content, but, rather, standing on the shoulders of giants.

I honestly can't figure out why we didn't just do this years ago, other 
than expecting that someone else would.

So, without further ado:

Patches welcome.

I've also asked Noah Slater, who was very instrumental in crafting that 
document, to speak up here, so that:

* Patches to one document will propagate to the other, where appropriate
* ComDev can have a boilerplate document that we can recommend that ASF 
projects that don't have such a code, can adopt

Please do speak up if you have any objections to my taking this 
initiative without discussion. But we've been discussing it, on and off, 
for many, many years.


Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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