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

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at mail.de
Tue Mar 29 06:55:53 CEST 2016

Am 28.03.16 um 15:39 schrieb Michael Niedermayer:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:34:05PM +0000, Kieran Kunhya wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 at 11:58 Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> [...]
>> Let's compare this to the VLC code of conduct:
>> https://wiki.videolan.org/Code_of_Conduct/
>> Note how it has a list of specific violations, instead of vague things like
>> "Be excellent" that the FFmpeg one has.
>> Note how it has a huge section on disciplinary procedures.
> i dont mind at all to be more specific, do people want a more specific
> list similar to vlc ?
> I thought it wasnt neccessary to write it as a strict "law" as if
> theres a nation of criminals that needs precissely worded laws.
> But rather a nation of good meaning people who all want to work
> together.

I think a more precise law-like definition is not needed.
However, listing disciplinary procedures will become very useful if we ever have
to enforce anything.

> the "Be excellent" text is identical to the linux kernel code of
> conflict.
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/plain/Documentation/CodeOfConflict
>> Note that this CoC should according to FFmpeg "rules" go through a vote,
> If there is no unanimous agreement then we should vote, yes.
> If there is unanimous agreement and noone asks for a vote then iam
> not sure, it might be better to vote anyway so everyone has a chance
> to equally state if they approve or disapprove

Let's do a vote. Otherwise this whole thing will become questionable if we ever
have to act upon it.


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