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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Guidance regarding acceptable interaction on mailing lists
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:09:25 GMT
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM, David McKay <> wrote:
> On 11/06/12 23:31, Rob Weir wrote:
>> Good idea.   But this discussion belongs on ooo-dev.  There is no need
>> for it to be private.
>> -Rob
> Yes, you're right. Moved to ooo-dev.

Thanks, Dave.  What I wanted to point out is that we already have
something on our website here:

That links to:

And that page links to similar guidelines from Jakarta and Cocoon.

It might be worth looking at those to see if there is anything
applicable to this project as well.


> Dave.
>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM, David McKay<>  wrote:
>>> As I mentioned back at the start of April, I think that we could do with
>>> something that outlines the type of place we are trying to create in this
>>> community. I would see this as something that would be brought to the
>>> attention of all participants from the onset of their involvement,
>>> probably
>>> as part of the 'signing on' process.
>>> As I said at the time, I would prefer to see something that describes the
>>> 'type' of place this is, rather than a formally listed set of rules.
>>> My opening gambit (as a kernel that could be expanded on) was:
>>> "Discussion is the cornerstone of a project like this and the sharing of
>>> viewpoints is crucial, as is understanding and accepting that many views
>>> will differ from your own. By all means debate rigorously and defend your
>>> view point stoutly, but avoid abrasive dialogue and personal attacks.
>>> Give
>>> leeway to people who do not have English as a first language. Pause
>>> before
>>> taking insult, and pause before responding. There is a difference between
>>> robust discussion and steamrollering. Civility is paramount. Manners cost
>>> nothing; we are all capable of self-moderation, and of being aware of our
>>> conduct."
>>> To my mind it can only be a good thing to have clarity regarding the way
>>> people are expected to behave here.
>>> Dave.

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