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Re: [PATCH] docs: Add a QEMU Code of Conduct and Conflict Resolution Pol

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [PATCH] docs: Add a QEMU Code of Conduct and Conflict Resolution Policy document
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:35:46 +0100
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Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com> writes:

> Am 31.03.2021 um 17:05 hat Paolo Bonzini geschrieben:
>> +respectful.  Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
>> +
>> +* The use of sexualized language or imagery
>> +
>> +* Personal attacks
>> +
>> +* Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
>> +
>> +* Public or private harassment
>> +
>> +* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic
>> +addresses, without explicit permission
> "Electronic addresses"? No more Cc: in emails without asking for
> explicit permission first in each case, especially when looping in
> people who are not subscribed to the list? And the same for attribution
> in commits (turning informal statements into Reported-by, Acked-by
> etc.)? Links to git repositories of other people?
> I'm sure that this is not what was intended, but it's pretty clearly the
> implication of what is written here.

I'm pretty sure emails used to post to public mailing lists (or used in
a dco tag) are considered public pieces of information. I read the above
as covering things that are not public such as private email addresses
or chat ids and the likes.

> (This kind of "bugs" is one of the reasons why I'm not a huge fan of
> written rules instead of trusting the judgement of community leaders.
> In the communities I am involved in, I can't remember many cases where
> they actually helped to resolve conflicts, but I can remember many
> unproductive discussions about how to interpret the written text and
> what it does and doesn't cover.)

Well we don't have to start here ;-)

We explicitly try to avoid rules lawyering with the very next statement:

  This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take
  it in the spirit in which it's intended: a guide to make it easier to
  be excellent to each other.

Alex Bennée

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