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From Mike Rhodes <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Developer Code of Conduct
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:56:18 GMT
On 29 April 2014 11:18, Jason Smith <> 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

-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.


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