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Proposal to deprecate and remove mailing list specific code of conduct


We currently have a minimal Debian mailing list code of conduct at
https://www.debian.org/MailingLists which is, essentially,
primarily tips on how to format email. At the same time, we have the
main Debian Code of Conduct at https://www.debian.org/code_of_conduct} which 
is also referenced on the mailing lists page.

This has the potential to be confusing and certainly the intent of the
text overlaps in large part: is it now sensible to drop the mailing
list code of conduct per se and refer only to the main Debian code of
conduct in the future?

The fewer resources we have to direct people to, have to keep up to
date and to copy across various platforms then potentially the better.

Note: For the avoidance of doubt: this is not an attempt to lessen the
good effect of the mailing list code of conduct, which has been in effect
for a long time, nor is it an excuse for another flame war as to
whether/why we should have any code of conduct at all.  

The main Debian Code of Conduct, applicable to all Debian mailing lists, 
forums and public media is probably enough for all purposes, works well and
was passed into effect by a GR: in some sense, that's not negotiable. 
This is merely an attempt to simplify things a little
particularly for folk new to Debian.

Your thoughts on this would be very much appreciated

With all the very best wishes to all, as ever,

Andy Cater

[Speaking on behalf of the Debian Community team: this content of this email
has also been reviewed by other members of the team]

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