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Re: [Debconf-team] Code of Conduct

also sprach Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2014-05-02 19:44 +0200]:
> I don't really have a strong opinion on whether this should be
> part of a CoC.  If we accept that the dual purpose of the CoC is
> to make people feel welcome who would otherwise fear being
> subjected to abuse and to remind people to be on their best
> behavior, does a "no swears" policy contribute to this goal?  I'm
> not sure that it does, but I'm also not sure it's problematic to
> include.

cf. broken windows theory.

> BTW, regarding said "dual purpose" - perhaps it would be a good
> idea to call this out explicitly in the CoC as a "rationale"
> statement, which both frames it for the reader and provides
> guidance to the team in the future when they need to bugfix it.

Yes, that is a good idea.

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