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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Guidance regarding acceptable interaction on mailing lists
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:36:52 GMT
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for top posting...meant to post this to ooo-dev, not ooo-private.
>
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM, David McKay <dmckay@btconnect.com> 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."
>>>
>>>
>> This is an effective value statement and one that would be great to see
>> the project embrace. If we also reference the links Rob provides, we have
>> excellent guidelines for all to see.
>>

And if we want this as a part of a larger "values statement", maybe it
could be added as one or more items on this page:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/What+we+believe

>> What we don't have in place AFAIK, is some sort of escalation/resolution
>> procedure if we have a situation where an individual repeatedly ignores
>> these values. Do we want to document a review/resolution procedure now? We
>> will be moving through our graduation process soon, as such this will
>> strengthen our measure as a 'healthy community, capable of effective self
>> governance'...
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
>>> To my mind it can only be a good thing to have clarity regarding the way
>>> people are expected to behave here.
>>>
>>
>> +1
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Dave.
>>>
>>>
>>

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