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Re: Proposal for ML conduct



On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 May 2009, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>
>> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 01:29:28PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 14:46 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> > > The Board will warn violators of our
>> >
>> > Crap, I missed this during the meeting.  The person(s) tasked with
>> > monitoring the list will be the one to issue the warning and execute the
>> > moderation.  They will be doing so on the board's behalf, but we won't
>> > require the board be notified in advance of every warning issued.
>>
>> Not that you needed a +1, but yes, that's my recollection too.  This
>> comes from our meeting minutes; we can incorporate that change:
>>
>> * * *
>> To resolve this, the Board appoints one or more Board members or other
>> Board-approved volunteers to monitor Fedora Project mailing lists.
>> The delegated monitors will warn violators of our "Be excellent to
>> each other" policy in the form of a one-day list moderation (with
>> notice to the poster).  Messages not allowed through will be returned
>> to the poster with explanation as to why they were not allowed.  If
>> after one day of moderation, the violation continues, the case will be
>> brought to the Board for further action, which could include permanent
>> moderation, complete removal from the project, or other remedies.
>>
>>   Being excellent to each other == No personal attacks, profanity
>>   directed at people or groups, serious threats of violence, or other
>>   things seen by the monitor as to be purposefully disrespectful.
>>
>> * * *
>>
>
> <just going on record>
>
> Opression sucks.
> Censorship sucks.
> Board members spending their time on jerk patrol sucks.
>
> I know I'm pointing out problems and not solutions, I apologize for that.
>
> </just going on record>
>

The problem is that any community over X size is going to have to deal
with this because self-regulation begins to fail. In many ways its all
thermodynamics.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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