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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Code of conduct
Date Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:08:23 GMT


On 11/18/2014 09:46 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> At first glance, a big +1. This is one of the better Code of Conduct
>> policies that I've seen.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Christopher L Tubbs II
>> http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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: http://www.apache.org/
>>> foundation/policies/conduct.html
>>>
>>> Patches welcome.
>>
> 
> I'd like a section like the following (Debian Code of Conduct) to be added:
> 
> "Serious or persistent offenders will be temporarily or permanently
> banned from communicating through Debian's systems. Complaints should be
> made (in private) to the administrators of the Debian communication
> forum in question. To find contact information for these administrators,
> please see [the page on Debian's organizational
> structure](https://www.debian.org/intro/organization)"
> 
> In absence of such a notice people might not understand what happen if
> they do not play by the rules.
> 
> Roberto
> 

Super that we now have an ASF-wide policy on this!

and +1 on Roberto's suggestion.

> 
> 
> 
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> [1] http://couchdb.apache.org/conduct.html
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
>>> http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
>>>
>>
> 

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