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

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Wed May 16 17:44:36 EEST 2018

On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 3:25 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the issue is not the lack of clear enforcement rules, but a lack
> of a proactive enforcer, be it a person or a body. The CoC has done
> nothing but give people something to say when they want to be passive
> aggressive in a discussion.
> Changing it to a more strict one like Videolan's will not affect that.
> This lack of interest you mentioned is exactly the issue. If it all
> depends on the coordinated action and involvement of a dozen or so
> developers, then nothing will happen. As i said, the one time action was
> called for a developer's behavior, no voter showed up.

So how does one fix a toxic environment where most of the members
don't care, or don't even aknowledge it's an issue? Let it hemmorage
people, keeping a few here and there who can "take it" (which IMO is
a load of gross gatekeeping BS)?

(Yes, As far as I'm concerned, staying away / not replying / doing nothing
si just an implicit way of saying "I'm fine with the community as it is". )

I actually don't have much of a solution to the "nobody willing to step
up" problem, though, no. The offical documents should at least reflect
that reality then, though. A CoC that is ignored, is not a CoC.

- Derek

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