On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 14:43:24 +0000
Matthew Garrett <mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
If we agree on the need for a code then we need to discuss
enforcement. I don't see the benefit of worrying about our
enforcement strategy unless we decide that a code is beneficial.
Just to throw out my thoughts on enforcment:
I think the CWG should act as a sounding board, mediator, and helper to
existing moderators or enforcement methods.
ie, If we see or are notified of a poor community interaction on a
mailing list, we get someone to publicly reply to the person with the
correct/friendly community answer, and ask the moderator of the list to
mail any people doing poorly and ask them to try harder. If that
doesn't work, we should work with the moderator of the list to do any
> Frankly, I'm not sure that we've really *had* any
> that were so dire that they required any sort of serious
> intervention. And that makes me wonder if we really need one at
I regularly see situations in our community that are outside the
realm of reasonable behaviour, and I think this reduces our ability
to market ourselves as a welcoming community. We're certainly not as
bad as Debian, but we're nowhere near as well-behaved as the core of
(I can't speak to this, as I don't spend any time in those
communities). Perhaps a list of these types (or specific incidents) to
our private list would help us craft a COC or some enforcement methods
that would work to combat them?