[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][ALT PATCHES] Code of Conduct Enforcement

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Mon May 14 20:29:53 EEST 2018

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 6:24 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> As it currently stands, the only way to enforce the CoC is with a vote,
> from a committee made from a list of ~20 devs about three or so years
> ago who may or may not still be active, and who may or may not even know
> enough about what is being voted.
> Said committee was good for a few technical decisions back in the day,
> but as soon as you introduce a vote related to developer conduct, all
> the flaws become evident. Hell, even an IRC meeting was called once, but
> then nobody wanted to touch the subject with a ten foot pole in it.

A.K.A. Nothing is enforced.

> I suppose you're talking about some months ago when you joined and iive
> said something like "oh, he's back" or some such. I personally think you
> overreacted in that situation, but i also find it odd you haven't muted
> someone you have never liked to deal with, seeing plenty other devs do it.

A little more than that, but yeah.

However, "just mute the troll/jerk/etc" is really not a valid strategy
for maintaining a healthy community. Yeah, just ignore the abuser. That's
always a great piece of advice. This is what I meant by "nothing has ever
been done".

- Derek

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