Re: Expectation of constructive interaction
On 10.04.21 19:39, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
Dear fellow Debian community members,
We have been having two weeks of difficult and heated discussion. The
level of conflict has escalated out of proportion, both within the
project and outside.
We remind everyone that you are expected to interact constructively with
our community. That goes not only for Debian Members, but also everybody
who uses our mailing lists and other infrastructure.
This is true especially at a time when some in our community have
received threats and others are expecting them, just because they took
part in discussions or voted as our constitution allows them to.
This is entirely unacceptable.
We remind you that if you repeatedly send messages which raise the level
of conflict; if you often behave confrontationally towards people; if
you tend to disregard cries for help or requests to take a step back:
you are not meeting our community standards.
We expect people not to justify themselves using the bad behaviour of
others. As long as you use the unacceptable behaviour of others to
justify your own unacceptable behaviour, you are not meeting our
Consider this a general warning to everyone / all sides. Different
opinions are normal, and we have ways to resolve conflicts. But some of
the behaviour we have witnessed recently is not, ever, tolerable.
Please think about the message you're about to send and whether it
genuinely furthers discussion or simply antagonises others. For help, do
reach out to your close circle of friends, and the Community Team.
Joerg, Enrico, Jonathan - thanks a lot for this! +1