[oi-dev] OpenIndiana Code of Conduct

Peter Tribble peter.tribble at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 09:27:27 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 6:30 AM, Nikola M <minikola at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/22/16 02:00 PM, Peter Tribble wrote:
> Overall, I'm happy with most of this. It's about the right length, as well.
> What are you actually happy with?

I'm happy with the original document that Adam posted, with the caveat that
think the reporting mechanism can and should be tightened.

> I can say I could be happy with the first affirmative part, that is from
> the time of original posting changed, but not the second part with
> restrictions and secrecy.
> Have you seen working version at:
> http://wiki.openindiana.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31391953
> because document is edited in open, not in closed and on Wiki instead on
> the site.

Indeed I have. Your modified version is flawed in the following ways:

1. The title has been changed. "Code of Conduct" is the normal term,
use it if that's what is intended

2. It conflates operational procedures and etiquette with conduct. (There
may be
a place for a "how we operate" document; this is not it.)

3. It does not make clear what is not tolerated (the list Adam gave covers
problems we see much more accurately)

4. It does not provide a mechanism to manage violations. Such a mechanism
should be confidential. (Confidential, not secret.) Why?
 a. Problems can become acrimonious and turn into a flamewar
 b. People should be comfortable to report problems without fear of

5. It fails to provide adequate attribution

-Peter Tribble
http://www.petertribble.co.uk/ - http://ptribble.blogspot.com/
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