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Re: Revising the Code of Conduct

Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org> writes:

> Please note that a society where every single citizen is well behaved,
> and every single deviant is promptly corrected, is a police state.
> Bruce Schneier's "Liars and outliers" has some very interesting thoughts
> on this.

I don't think those thoughts can be extended into a general rule against
institutional pressures (which is what this code of conduct is).  Rather,
Schneier's point is that some people will always defect from the
institutional pressures, and that's to be expected.  That does *not* mean,
in Schneier's analysis, that there should be no consequences for doing so,
just that one should not attempt to proactively prevent all defections.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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