[Matroska-devel] Code Of Conduct

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Mon Oct 30 06:44:28 CET 2017


That sounds like a good idea. Although if the CoC is in place that means
everyone should feel free to talk in this space even if it's not in other
places. Which IMO is a bonus to have people talk together when they
wouldn't be otherwise.
On Sun 29 Oct 2017 at 18:39, Jerome Martinez <jerome at mediaarea.net> wrote:

> On 29/10/2017 16:32, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > Changing the rules once they are set can be tricky. It can be
> > perceived as a way to block certain people at the time they are
> > changed. So it's important to get them right from the start.
>
> On our side, we saw that the Contributor Covenant is becoming popular so
> we didn't want to reinvent the wheel, but we also liked the Scope part
> of the Django CoC. I especially like the line "In addition, violations
> of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to
> participate within them" in the Django CoC, in order to be clear that we
> don't accept people being nice with us because they have an agenda and
> at the same time being less nice in other spaces because they don't care
> of consequences. From my point of view, the Contributor Covenant was not
> dealing with this case and it could have created difficulties like how
> to deal with a person who does not violate our rules with us but prevent
> other people to come in physical spaces because they are afraid (with
> reason) to meet such person.
> So we took the Scope part from the Django project in order to include
> this "corner case" (ok, we were not trying to reinvent the wheel, but we
> mixed 2 CoC for fitting our needs)
> You may consider to do same if you want to have such larger scope from
> the beginning.
>
> Our CoC: https://mediaarea.net/Conduct
> Django CoC: https://www.djangoproject.com/conduct/
>
> Jérôme
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