[OpenStack Foundation] Updating the Code of Conduct

AlanClark aclark at suse.com
Fri Jun 24 06:44:59 UTC 2016

I like the division.  It is much clearer.

On 06/23/2016 01:29 PM, Lauren Sell wrote:
> 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.
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/CoC
>> 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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