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Re: [Xen-devel] [win-pv-devel] [RFC] Code of Conduct

> On 15 Aug 2019, at 19:27, Rich Persaud <persaur@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Aug 15, 2019, at 14:01, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Rich,
>> thanks for the feedback. I am going to 
>> On 15/08/2019, 18:23, "Rich Persaud" <persaur@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>     > On Aug 9, 2019, at 13:48, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>     > 
>>     > Hi all,
>>     Hi Lars,
>>     > 
>>     > Following the discussion we had at the Developer Summit (see 
>> https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Design_Sessions_2019#Community_Issues_.2F_Improvements_-_Communication.2C_Code_of_Conduct.2C_etc.
>>  for notes) I put together a draft for the Code of Conduct which can be 
>> found here as well as inlined below
>>     > 
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NnWdU_VnC1N_ZzxQG6jU9fnY2GPVCcfPJT5KY61WXJM/edit?usp=sharing
>>     > 
>>     > It is based on the LF Events CoC as we agreed on (the diff is 
>> attached). I took the scope and enforcement sections from 
>> https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html and 
>> simplified it rather than inventing something new.
>>     Is there precedent for applying a legal contract (Code of Conduct) that 
>> was designed for physical space (conference event) to an online context?   
>> Is there an existing Code of Conduct that was legally designed for a 
>> similar, online open-source community context, e.g. operating system or 
>> hypervisor or other systems-level software dev?
>> If you look at 
>> https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html or 
>> many other examples, what we ended up with is almost identical. The same is 
>> true for most other CoCs which are used as “gold standard”.
> Thanks for the pointer, that's exactly what I was hoping to find.  Here is 
> some text from Contributor Covenant:
> "Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be 
> reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All 
> complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response 
> that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project 
> team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of 
> an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted 
> separately.
> Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good 
> faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other 
> members of the project’s leadership."
> This is different from the proposed CoC, because:
>   (a) repercussions are not specified, i.e. they can be contextual
>   (b) there is a confidentiality provision
>   (c) decisions are made by open-source project leadership, not a separate 
> "CoC team" with TBD members, electoral process and governance 
> Can Xen Project adopt Contributor Covenant directly?  It has a large base of 
> adopters, including Intel and Google projects, so we would benefit from 
> upstream improvements as the CoC is tested in the real world:  
> https://www.contributor-covenant.org/adopters

We most definitely could and I am open to the idea. However, when Linux adopted 
it, there was significant controversy because of the origin of the Contributor 

See https://itsfoss.com/linux-code-of-conduct/

I am not sure what the risk would be if we followed Linux

However, we can address all of the above with what we have: The section you 
quoted was indeed from the covenant (see attribution) and I simply modified it 
based on the discussion we had at the summit. 

a) We could leave the repercussion section out - I think it is clearer to have 
one, but we can clearly debate the pros and cons of not having one
b) There is a confidentiality provision: "The Xen Project’s CoC team is 
obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an 
c) In the design session at the summit the present project leadership team 
members felt we should have a CoC team, which is why I changed it

In any case, the Covenant suggested to customise the template to our needs. And 
that's what I have done.

It was also interesting that when I started with the LF events CoC, I still 
ended up with something very similar to most of the other CoCs out there


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