On Sun, 05 Dec 2010 15:22:54 -0500
Brian Pepple <bpepple(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Didn't see anyone start this discussion yet, so I'll get the ball
Up to this point, we've pretty much only had a motto of 'Be excellent
to each other' as an expectation for a community members behavior.
This has worked pretty well since most of the community has worked
together for many years (a lot from the fedora.us days), but as we've
grown and gotten new blood, I think we've been hurt by not having
some more concrete than a motto for a code of conduct. For my 2￠,
I'd like to see us use KDE's Code of Conduct (1) as a basis for
creating our own.
I'm still not convinced having a code of conduct will help us. ;)
* It's more clear and detailed than "Be excellent to each other", so
perhaps some people will read it and realize that they need to be
* It helps us as a project say "hey, we want our community to be nice
and welcoming, if you join and have a poor interaction with someone
thats not what we want"
* Allows us to point to something more concrete when removing or
moderating someone from the community. "You were not excellent" to
"You didn't follow the second section of the 'be respectfull"
* People will language lawyer. "The Code doesn't _say_ I shouldn't call
your mother a llama".
* Some people will ignore or note that they didn't sign it or agree to
it, so don't think they should be bound by it.
* Is it really that much different/better than "Be excellent" Or
be a jerk"?
That said, I could be talked into it... should we try and bring more
people into the discussion? I know some people have stong feelings on
As such things go, the kde one seems reasonable.