Hi, On Thursday, 2017-01-12 12:24:47 +0100, Katarina Behrens wrote:
it has been brought to my attention that one of our (female) contributors, who is also a TDF member (this is why membership committee is in Cc:) has been harassed in a private mail by someone who reads development and general user mailing list.
This is of course inacceptable.
This is quite a strong incentive for me to bring up the topic that is perceived as controversial by many, namely (the lack of) code of conduct in the community around TDF and (the absence of) action plan, as for what to do, when bad things happen. The most frequent (and in fact the only) argument I hear when mentioning code of conduct, or the fact that TDF has no code of conduct to be precise, is "but but but, we're such a bunch of nice guys, nothing bad has ever happened here, nobody has ever been harassed, so why bother, why restrict freedom of speech preemptively etc."
I agree we'll need such code of conduct. Even if we are (or were?) a bunch of only friendly people it would be no reason to not have one to make others feel more safe and secure who are not yet. Personally I like the Berlin Code of Conduct http://berlincodeofconduct.org/ which is already supported by various user and hacker groups. If agreed, I suggest we make a formal decision at Bruxelles during our meet-ups along FOSDEM. Eike -- GPG key "ID" 0x65632D3A - 2265 D7F3 A7B0 95CC 3918 630B 6A6C D5B7 6563 2D3A Better use 64-bit 0x6A6CD5B765632D3A here is why: https://evil32.com/ Eike Rathke, Member of the Board of Directors The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, Germany Gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint
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