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Re: Code of Conduct: picking up

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> Second, and more to the point that I was trying to make, if indeed you
> need social and writing skills to be able to reach positions of power in
> Debian, then it's reasonable to assume people with the kind of behaviour
> this code of conduct wants to encourage would be more likely to reach
> such a position of power (if not, then either something is wrong with
> our community, or we would need to put more work in improving the text).

Yes, this part I do agree with.  And in general I'm in favor of a code of
conduct, both for that reason and because I think it helps move us closer
to decisions based on merits by helping suppress some social tendencies
that reduce involvement and put unnecessary barriers in front of people.

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

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