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

Tomas Härdin tjoppen at acc.umu.se
Tue May 15 19:38:32 EEST 2018

tis 2018-05-15 klockan 09:10 -0400 skrev Devin Heitmueller:
> > I'm leaning toward 2, but there would need to be some other way to deal
> > with people not getting along. Maybe Mumble conferences where the
> > involved parties get to air their feelings on whatever is at issue? I
> > dunno
> I'm not weighing in on the CoC so much as offering my experience with
> other open source projects.  I will say that getting the developers in
> a room face-to-face can be a *huge* help to improving relationships.
> It's so easy to say mean spirited things over email that you would
> never say to a person sitting in front of you and, as Tomas suggested,
> nuances like sarcasm are very easy to misinterpret (creating bad blood
> to people who otherwise wouldn't have a conflict).
> Speaking from personal experience, I've had developers who I had a
> poor working relationship over email, and things significantly
> improved after meeting up over dinner/drinks.  It really reinforces
> that these people you are dealing with over email are real human
> beings (something that I think everyone needs to be reminded of once
> in a while).

Yeah, this is why I suggested Mumble. Physical meetings can be hard to
arrange more than once or twice per year, but telephony is always

> Of course there have been a few cases where when meeting a developer
> in person I had the realization that "wow, this person really is a
> jerk and it's not just a language barrier or poor email etiquette",
> but at least then you know for sure...

Yep. Especially when folks come from cultures that seem rude to outside
observers. Torvalds comes to mind.


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