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

Christophe Gisquet christophe.gisquet at gmail.com
Fri May 20 14:50:17 CEST 2016


2016-05-20 2:38 GMT+02:00 Timothy Gu <timothygu99 at gmail.com>:
>> > 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 have to agree with Kieran here. I believe that as a community, we definitely
> _want_ to assume good faith, etc. But conflict resolution requires strict,
> codified consequences for violations of the CoC, to ensure fairness. The
> language needs to be made more serious so that people actually take it in the
> way it is intended.

Completely agree. Without sanctions, I fear it won't help mitigate problems.

Also I'd like this to extend to any medium: mailing list, irc, private
communication between an offender and an "offended"...

Secondly, I'd like this to apply to any comment, whether on a person
or his work. Being frustrated is no reason for foul language, even if
that's not the most hindering stuff that can happen.

Also, because a text is subject to interpretation, the CoC could maybe
state how this is arbitrated.

Best regards,

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