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From Nick North <nort...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Developer Code of Conduct
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:30:48 GMT
+1 on the CoC idea. I also like the Django example as a starting point. And
definitely +1 on no profanity - plenty of people are offended by it, and
that in itself should be enough to rule it out. It also adds nothing to the
process of communicating ideas to the community.

Nick


On 29 April 2014 13:15, Jason Smith <jason.h.smith@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Mike Rhodes <mike.rhodes@cloudant.com
> >wrote:
>
> > On 29 April 2014 11:18, Jason Smith <jason.h.smith@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Rule: No profanity
> > >
> > > Secondly, this is only a suspicion, but I think profanity (and also
> cocky
> > > faux hatred), is a shibboleth indicating manhood and that we are in a
> > > men-only club. It's like a loud fart or belch, or scratching your
> groin.
> > > Men generally curb that behavior in mixed company. It reminds me of
> bulls
> > > locking horns to impress a mate. Maybe F-bombs and the anger it stands
> > for
> > > are scaring some women away from software. Could be wrong, though.
> >
> > +1 to guidance against profanity, particularly casual. Crassness is
> > unpleasant.
> >
> > -1 to casual sexism that women don't swear, fart or scratch their
> crotches.
> > I know you didn't mean harm, but this trap is too easy to fall into and
> is
> > relevant here.
> >
>
> Well anyway I'm glad there's some momentum (if not yet consensus) to this
> idea. Thanks.
>

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