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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Code of Conduct - links to why they are needed etc
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:19:14 GMT
On 3/25/15 12:00 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
> Yep, thanks for the reply. I'm not sure how to handle the governance side
> of this. But I'm sure we can come to an agreement on this list soon.

Discussing here makes sense; it's public and there are plenty of helpful
voices that are likely to participate; plus this is a key thing we
should ensure that newcomers to our communities see.  This group should
definitely be able to get consensus on any updates and be able to
publish them - if board or President have issues, I'm sure they'll
weight in about the documentation if needed.

In terms of escalation and reporting, that's tricky, because we are both
a Delaware corporation and a volunteer-run community.

- For issues within one project, the best first place to escalate is
that PMC's private@ list, if the reporter is comfortable doing so.

- Otherwise, I'd say the private@community.a.o list would be an
effective place to report/escalate, because there are people here who
could help working within the community.

- Beyond that, we need board or President to agree on whatever further
"formal" contact address or escalation path we will support.  Barring
anything more specific, I'd start the recommendation being board@.

In terms of enforcement, there are plenty of different people
(especially Members) at the ASF who can help with enforcement on a
community scale, so any ways we can make it more obvious for how to
contact them/ask for help is good.

But in terms of true enforcement, that goes to the board.  Since PMCs
report to the board, it's up to the board to enforce any serious issues,
if it comes to that.  Specific issues with infra/press/brand, and
probably conferences (i.e. not issues within an Apache project) should
escalate to President@, because those officers report to the President.

- Shane

P.S. This is a good topic - reminds me of a question recently on
foundations list elsewhere asking what mediation/personnel issue
reporting policies that different Foundations have (or not have).

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