[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer.texi: Add a code of conduct

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sat May 21 17:32:43 CEST 2016

On 5/18/2016 3:40 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc>
> ---
>  doc/developer.texi |   29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
> index 6db93ce..4d3a7ae 100644
> --- a/doc/developer.texi
> +++ b/doc/developer.texi
> @@ -403,6 +403,35 @@ finding a new maintainer and also don't forget to update the @file{MAINTAINERS}
>  We think our rules are not too hard. If you have comments, contact us.
> + at section Code of conduct
> +
> +Be friendly and respectful towards others and third parties.
> +Treat others the way you yourself want to be treated.
> +
> +Be considerate. Not everyone shares the same viewpoint and priorities as you do.
> +Different opinions and interpretations help the project.
> +Looking at issues from a different perspective assists development.
> +
> +Do not assume malice for things that can be attributed to incompetence. Even if
> +it is malice, it's rarely good to start with that as initial assumption.
> +
> +Stay friendly even if someone acts contrarily. Everyone has a bad day
> +once in a while.
> +If you yourself have a bad day or are angry then try to take a break and reply
> +once you are calm and without anger if you have to.
> +
> +Try to help other team members and cooperate if you can.
> +
> +The goal of software development is to create technical excellence, not for any
> +individual to be better and "win" against the others. Large software projects
> +are only possible and successful through teamwork.
> +
> +If someone struggles do not put them down. Give them a helping hand
> +instead and point them in the right direction.
> +
> +Finally, keep in mind the immortal words of Bill and Ted,
> +"Be excellent to each other."
> +
>  @anchor{Submitting patches}
>  @section Submitting patches

I agree with this. It can and should be improved/extended over time, but it's a good

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