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Re: GR proposal: code of conduct

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On 02/12/2014 05:59 AM, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> ====== 1. The Debian project decides to accept a code of conduct
> for participants to its mailinglists, IRC channels, and other modes
> of communication within the project.
> 2. The initial text of this code of conduct replaces the
> "mailinglist code of conduct" at
> http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct
> 3. Updates to this code of conduct should be made by the DPL or
> the DPL's delegates after consultation with the project, or by the
> Debian Developers as a whole through the general resolution
> procedure.
> 4. The initial text of the code of conduct follows, in markdown
> format.
> # Debian Code of Conduct
> ## Be respectful
> In a project the size of Debian, inevitably there will be people
> with whom you may disagree, or find it difficult to cooperate.
> Accept that, but even so, remain respectful. Disagreement is no
> excuse for poor behaviour or personal attacks, and a community in
> which people feel threatened is not a healthy community.
> ## Assume good faith
> Debian Contributors have many ways of reaching our common goal of
> a [free](http://www.debian.org/intro/free) operating system which
> may differ from your ways. Assume that other people are working
> towards this goal.
> Note that many of our Contributors are not native English speakers
> or may have different cultural backgrounds ## Be collaborative
> Debian is a large and complex project; there is always more to
> learn within Debian. It's good to ask for help when you need it.
> Similarly, offers for help should be seen in the context of our
> shared goal of improving Debian.
> When you make something for the benefit of the project, be willing
> to explain to others how it works, so that they can build on your
> work to make it even better.
> ## Try to be concise
> Keep in mind that what you write once will be read by hundreds of 
> persons. Writing a short email means people can understand the 
> conversation as efficiently as possible. When a long explanation
> is necessary, consider adding a summary.
> Try to bring new arguments to a conversation so that each mail
> adds something unique to the thread, keeping in mind that the rest
> of the thread still contains the other messages with arguments that
> have already been made.
> Try to stay on topic, especially in discussions that are already
> fairly large.
> ## Be open
> Most ways of communication used within Debian allow for public and 
> private communication. As per paragraph three of the [social 
> contract](http://www.debian.org/social_contract), you should
> preferably use public methods of communication for Debian-related
> messages, unless posting something sensitive.
> This applies to messages for help or Debian-related support, too;
> not only is a public support request much more likely to result in
> an answer to your question, it also makes sure that any inadvertent
> mistakes made by people answering your question will be more easily
> detected and corrected.
> ## In case of problems
> While this code of conduct should be adhered to by participants,
> we recognize that sometimes people may have a bad day, or be
> unaware of some of the guidelines in this code of conduct. When
> that happens, you may reply to them and point out this code of
> conduct. Such messages may be in public or in private, whatever is
> most appropriate. However, regardless of whether the message is
> public or not, it should still adhere to the relevant parts of this
> code of conduct; in particular, it should not be abusive or
> disrespectful. Assume good faith; it is more likely that
> participants are unaware of their bad behaviour than that they
> intentionally try to degrade the quality of the discussion.
> Serious or persistent offenders will be temporarily or permanently 
> banned from communicating through Debian's systems. Complaints
> should be made (in private) to the administrators of the Debian
> communication forum in question. To find contact information for
> these administrators, please see [the page on Debian's
> organizational 
> structure](http://www.debian.org/intro/organization)
> # Further reading
> Some of the links in this section do not refer to documents that
> are part of this code of conduct, nor are they authoritative within
> Debian. However, they all do contain useful information on how to
> conduct oneself on our communication channels.
> - Debian has a [diversity
> statement](http://www.debian.org/intro/diversity) - The [Debian
> Community Guidelines](http://people.debian.org/~enrico/dcg/) by
> Enrico Zini contain some advice on how to communicate effectively. 
> ======


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