Implementing a code of conduct?

David Gerard dgerard at
Thu Nov 3 16:18:17 UTC 2016

On 3 November 2016 at 16:15, Mauricio Nascimento <aurion at> wrote:

> safe. Having a clear CoC will hopefully reduce the probability of any
>> unpleasant behaviour and it will also tell victims that they will be
>> looked after: we are prepared to eliminate perpetrators from our
>> community, and where appropriate, encourage and help victims to make
>> appropriate reports to the authorities.
> Sorry but I get lost there. "eliminate" and "authorities" ... If someone
> misbehave and not abide by the CoC, FSFE can report the person to the
> authorities? I don't want to be part of a mailing list where a simple
> misconduct according to a CoC can be used against someone and be passive to
> start a police inquire.
I remember when Wikimedia discussed a CoC for tech conferences.

* literally all the women said "excellent idea, let's do this"
* about half the men too
* the other half of the men didn't see the need, and posted *over and over*
about how they didn't see the need.

- d.
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