Proposal for ML conduct

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Fri May 15 00:20:08 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 05:05 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Why focus only on the mailing lists? How about IRC, forums or other
> means of communication? For the record, IRC conversations in #fedora
> have frequently been problematic as well. I think, you can bite the
> bullet and formalize a code of conduct now as I suggested a while back.
> If you are willing to ban a person for behaving rudely in a mailing
> list, I am sure that it can be used as a enforcing mechanism for a code
> of conduct. IIRC, that was the issue against it before.

We're picking mailing lists to start with.  There is already an effort
in place to try and correct the IRC channel issues, we'd rather not step
into that and distrupt the existing effort unless we absolutely have to.
Forums are outside of the Fedora project space and we have no authority

> A question to think about: What do you when a Red Hat employee working
> full on time Fedora does this? Do you ban that person from the project
> as well? Not suggesting anyone is actually doing this. Just something to
> think about.

We would treat them the same way we would treat any other contributor.
If the person in question looses their ability to do their job within
Fedora, that's a matter the person will have to bring up with their
management chain.  However I strongly feel that there should be no
different treatment no matter who you work for.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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