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Re: contact address for anti-harassment policies

2010/12/12 Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org>
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I've been asked to declare an anti-harassment policy for Debian Sprints
and I'll be happy to do that. Discussing with the proposers (Lars and
Amaya) the obvious question of "who the contact address should be?" has
naturally arisen.


I have been thinking about a global "anti-harassment committee". That is, a group of people involved not only in one community, but coming from various ones who could be contacted via a mail in case of any mistreatment. Unfortunately, this touches a lot to women (sexual harassment/assault, in general) but also, one could consider that a bad welcome to newly enrolled contributor is also a form of harassment.

Since all the communities face these situations, my guess is it could be more efficient to have a global "committee". Otherwise, I fear (and this is also what I experienced when this happenned to me) that things are disconnected and less powerful.

What do you think about this?


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