The TSA fondles genitals and makes 3 month olds and 93 year olds remove their diapers, but 95% of the guns still get through. A Code of Conduct is TSA - it might make you feel good but it is at best useless trivia or a way - by carefully constructing what is or is not “harassment” (you call it common sense what I call tyranny) becomes a tool to harass outspoken members of the community. Not persuade, not discuss, HARASS!
we vow to treat you with the same respect we’d want you to treat us
No you won’t. I believe in due process, free speech, and that people need to have thick skins and we can’t base things on the lowest common denominator of who gets offended or has “bad feelz”.
I’ve had several workplace events which I’ve been seriously offended (Male Christians don’t like rape jokes any more than women, but also don’t like insults and blasphemy). I might even have a claim against it. But I just suck it up and ignore the stupid lefty bigots because they can code.
You don’t care. If it doesn’t personally offend you, or one of your SJW code of conduct writing friends, it isn’t harassment.
This is stupid and I won’t go to any conference run by tyrannical SJW dictators like you.
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6642 Meredith Patterson’s valiant effort is probably doomed
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6918 Why Hackers Must Eject the SJWs
This is the crap your code of conduct wants to impose - it isn’t about decency or feelings, it is about attacking those who are aren’t one of your privileged, blessed, victim classes and attacking, oppressing, and driving out people who have developed the projects:
Our open source community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will NOT act on complaints regarding:
‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.
Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you”
Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts.
Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.
Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions
The purpose is so everyone will walk on eggshells so as to be careful they don’t offend someone, get labeled a harasser by the SJW tyrants and eject them. Note if someone calls me a cracker, honkey, misogynists, bigot or anything else, it isn’t going to be considered harassment.
To quote ESR:
It is clear that djangoconcardiff and the author of the Covenant
(self-described transgender feminist Coraline Ada Ehmke) want to replace
the “cult of meritocracy” with something else. And equally clear that
what they want to replace it with is racial and sexual identity
Rosario tagged his Twitter report “Social Justice in action!” He
knows who these people are: SJWs, “Social Justice Warriors”. And,
unless you have been living under a rock, so do you. These are the
people – the political and doctrinal tendency, united if in no other way
by an elaborate shared jargon and a seething hatred of
djangoconcardiff’s “white straight male”, who recently hounded Nobel
laureate Tim Hunt out of his job with a fraudulent accusation of sexist remarks.
I’m not going to analyze SJW ideology here except to point out,
again, why the hacker culture must consider anyone who holds it an
enemy. This is because we must be a cult of meritocracy. We
must constantly demand merit – performance, intelligence, dedication,
and technical excellence – of ourselves and each other.
This isn’t about women in tech, or minorities in tech, or gays in
tech. The hacker culture’s norm about inclusion is clear: anybody who
can pull the freight is welcome, and twitching about things like skin
color or shape of genitalia or what thing you like to stick into what
thing is beyond wrong into silly. This is about whether we will allow
“diversity” issues to be used as wedges to fracture our community,
degrade the quality of our work, and draw us away from our duty.
When hackers fail our own standards of meritocracy, as we sometimes do, it’s up to us
to fix it from within our own tradition: judge by the work alone, you
are what you do, shut up and show us the code. A movement whose favored tools include the rage mob, the dox, and faked incidents of bigotry is not morally competent to judge us or instruct us.
I’m sure you will impose the code of conduct and then run a purge - sweep Twitter and Facebook for anything that might be taken as offensive and demand a weepy apology or exile. Look everywhere since hate is everywhere. Do you recognize the term McCarthyism? Political correctness? Block bots? Yes, get Randi Harper’s block bot and ban everyone here who it fingers!
Purge the bigots, Purge them all!
So fine. You don’t want men, you don’t want whites, you don’t want cis-, and you don’t even care about code, but only kow-towing to a politically correct SJW “code of conduct”.
Opensource is dying because of this - the code of the project is irrelevant, the code of conduct is supreme!