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

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Wed May 16 18:14:14 EEST 2018

On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/16/2018 11:07 AM, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
>> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Derek Buitenhuis
>> <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This is a little rambling / stream of thought, but take it as you will,
>>> and perhaps some discussion or change comes of it. Or, more likely, personal
>>> attacks, flames, and no change. Or 1 few will reply and then the thread will
>>> die and people will go on like it never happened. Sorry to be pessimistic,
>>> but history speaks for itself.
>> 48 hours later and:
>>     - Some votes for repealing the CoC.
>>     - One vote for keeping
> 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.
> I'm up for keeping it or making it stricter. But it needs to be
> enforced. So how do we get a dozen or so people to stop looking away
> every time someone is a dick in a thread?

Maybe the solution should be something that does not require all those
people to convene everytime there is some petty trolling going on

There is a big difference between "not caring" and not wanting to get
involved with this on a daily basis, even if you guys seem to throw
all of those into the same pile.

- Hendrik

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