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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Add CoC guideline about private emails
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:42:39 GMT
On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM, Misty Stanley-Jones <misty@imisty.com>
wrote:

> There are a few people who routinely email me privately about non-personal
> matters where I'm not the only one with the answer. In many cases I reply,
> adding dev@ to the CC, and I've also asked the people to use the mailing
> lists instead of emailing me privately, but the message has obviously not
> gotten through. I'm not just being fussy and I know I'm not the only one.
> Taking it off-list has consequences:
>
> - information is siloed / single points of failure
> - if I'm on vacation or otherwise not immediately available, you're
> blocked from getting the thing done
> - others lose out on the chance to contribute to the community
> - decisions made via private email actually violate our community
> standards, except in some very specific instances such as software security
> bugs
> - it's annoying and exclusionary
> - it can be intimidating
> - it can lead to inadvertently or unintentionally taking credit for
> someone else's work
>
> I'd like to propose that we add something to the code of conduct to
> discourage using private email threads in the hbase community except for
> social or personal conversations. Thoughts?
>
>
>
Lets try CoC. We've not done that before (I like the above starter list).
Repeated encouragements, suggestions, and even threats don't seem to work.
The practice goes on. Add a link to here too [1]: "

St.Ack
1. http://producingoss.com/en/producingoss.html#avoid-private-discussions

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