[OpenStack Foundation] Updating the Code of Conduct

Lauren Sell lauren at openstack.org
Thu Jun 23 19:29:02 UTC 2016

Thanks, Eoghan. I like the consolidated version, but I took a stab at dividing up the guidelines/best practices and specific behaviors that will result in penalties.


> On Jun 23, 2016, at 2:51 AM, Eoghan Glynn <eglynn at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> There have been a few different conversations over the last 6+ months about
>> updating the OpenStack Community code of conduct with the goals to encourage
>> diversity, provide more explicit guidance around what is acceptable (or not
>> acceptable behavior), and clarify the reporting / enforcement process. Cindy
>> Pallares made some suggested edits on behalf of the Diversity Working Group
>> a few months ago, and most recently Michael Krotscheck picked up the
>> conversation on the User Committee mailing list. You can review their
>> efforts here:
>> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/CoC
>> Any changes to the code of conduct need to be approved by the board of
>> directors, so for next steps, I’d like to get input on the proposed changes
>> from the broader Foundation membership and then put it in front of the
>> Board. Please feel free to make comments and provide feedback in the
>> etherpad above or via this mailing list. If we have a quick consensus, we’ll
>> propose the changes in June 28th board meeting. If it seems like there’s
>> more discussion and work to be done, we’ll postpone. Happy for anyone to get
>> involved.
> Thanks for raising this up Lauren,
> I'd suggest changing the proposed CoC to separate off the softer
> aspirational aspects (e.g. "Be friendly") from the more concrete rules
> that we can and should enforce (specifically "Collaborate openly" and
> "Be careful in the words that you choose").
> Since it would be very difficult to deal with a reported CoC violation
> around someone not being friendly enough for example, those clauses
> could be seen to give the entire code an air of something we should
> aim for in a perfect world, as opposed to rules that we really expect
> everyone to adhere to.
> Cheers,
> Eoghan
>> Thanks,
>> Lauren
>> Links for reference:
>> - Current community code of conduct:
>> https://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/
>> - Summit code of conduct:
>> https://www.openstack.org/summit/barcelona-2016/code-of-conduct/
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