Contributor convenant

Philipp A. flying-sheep at
Sun Apr 9 12:01:17 UTC 2017

i’m sure they weren’t. neither by those who wrote the contributor covenant,
nor by those who committed it here.

i see the problems you mentioned, and one more: the CC doesn’t prevent
bullying, it just forces bullies to act differently. instead of using
hurtful language, they just have to come up with believable accusations
against the victim, and the CC will require to treat those alleged
perpetrators with extreme prejudice. if anything, this makes bullying more
effective: assholes using hurtful language can be called out. assholes who
throw around baseless accusations usually can’t, and the CC asks others to
support accusers.

as long as people are sensible and not sticklers to the rules, this is no
issue. but in that case, not using any CC or just laying down some basic
rules will be enough as well.

best, philipp

mdn <bernardlprf at> schrieb am So., 9. Apr. 2017 um 01:19 Uhr:

> Le 09/04/2017 00:01, Albert Astals Cid a écrit :
> > El dissabte, 8 d’abril de 2017, a les 21:54:07 CEST, mdn va escriure:
> >> Hello,
> >> Today I have been informed that the CoC named the "Contributor
> >> convenant" has been added to the wiki.
> >>
> >
> > As a freedesktop project maintainer i find this very sad.
> >
> > I don't disagree with having a Code of Conduct, but creating one and
> forcing
> > it without any kind of input from the community is totally *bad* conduct.
> You can never make people do anything.
> --Marshall B. Rosenberg
> Surely no bad intentions were in mind.
> >
> > Albert
> >
> > P.S: If this was discussed somewhere please point me where, it may just
> be
> > that i'm a bad maintainer and i'm not subscribed to the proper places.
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