[oi-dev] OpenIndiana Code of Conduct

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Tue Jul 19 17:15:36 UTC 2016

On 07/19/16 02:57 AM, Nikola M wrote:
>>     What will not be tolerated:
>>   * Open hostility, and or abusive language.
>>   * Repeated complaining (rehashing) of closed (decided) issues.
>>   * Participants who disrupt the collaborative space, or participate in a
>>     pattern of behavior which could be considered harassment.
>>   * Filibustering – (replying with negative or opposing viewpoints to every
>>     post in a mailing list thread).
> This whole 'not tolerated' section is void and made with unprecise language.
> It is simply not needed having in mind 'Core principles' section'.
> In this state whole section should be deleted.

It is widely recognized that Codes of Conduct for communities need to explicitly
state what behavior is not allowed to make sure everyone has the same understanding.


> And actualy 'not be tolerable' is NOT in a sense of OI community.

http://www.plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/gsf.html - see fallacy #1.

>>   * Adopted from the Project-FiFo Code of Conduct
>>     <https://project-fifo.net/coc.html>.
>>   * Further inspiration derived from the FreeBSD Code of Conduct
>>     <https://www.freebsd.org/internal/code-of-conduct.html>.
> I don't know for anyone's inspiration, but it is not needed here to mention
> direct competition in a way that we are not part of FreeBSD nor ever will be,
> unless all BSDs accept copyleft licensing/CDDL .

Crediting sources is a cornerstone of open source.  And if you view BSD projects
as competition instead of potential allies, you'll make it harder to get other
projects to support OI - people from different distros often have to work 
together, and in both X11 & GNOME, I've been grateful for cooperation with BSD
maintainers in helping get non-Linux support issues resolved to benefit both
the BSDish and Solarish OS'es.


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