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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 0/7] Code of Conduct + Extra Guides and Best Practices + VOTE

From: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx>

This series proposes a concrete version of the Xen Project
CoC based on v1.4 of the Contributor Covenant. See [1]

Closing the discussion
I think we are at the point where we are ready to publish our guidance.
Feedback has been minor since the last version and loose ends were primarily
to do with missing examples.

To close this, I wanted to get votes on the proposal in the usual way.
Technically, only leadership team members of mature projects which are
Hypervisor, XAPI and the Windows PV driver project can vote.

However, in this case I do believe we do want to hear voices of others.

Voting would follow the rules outlined in

Leadership team members should vote by replying if they are happy with the
substance of the proposal by using the usual terminology
+2 : I am happy with this proposal, and I will argue for it
+1 : I am happy with this proposal, but will not argue for it
0 : I have no opinion
-1 : I am not happy with this proposal, but will not argue against it
-2 : I am not happy with this proposal, and I will argue against it

If there are minor changes (such as typos, etc) we should fix this in due
course. If there are major objections, please highlight here but also
raise it against the specific patch and make clear what the objection is.

More notes on Changes
It tries to address all elements in the v2 review, which raised
a number of hard questions, which were mostly addressed in v3.

One of the main outstanding items in v3 were good examples for cover letters
and well structured large patch series which were added in v4.

For convenience of review and in line with other policy documents
I created a git repository at [2]. This series can be found at [3].

I also reformatted the series to 80 characters and replaced
inline style links with reference style links to make it easier
to stick to a character limit.

[1] https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.md
[2] http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=people/larsk/code-of-conduct.git;a=summary

Changes since v3
  * More typo and whitespace fixes

    * Added example under *Workflow from a Reviewer's Perspective* section

Changes since v2
  * Reformatted all text to 80 characters and replaced link style

  * Extend introduction
  * Add "Code Review Workflow" covering
    - "Workflow from a Reviewer's Perspective"
    - "Workflow from an Author's Perspective"
    - "Problematic Patch Reviews"

  TODO: find suitable examples on how to structure/describe good patch series

  * Fix typos
  * Extended "Verbose vs. terse"
  * Added "Clarity over Verbosity"
  * Broke "Identify the severity of an issue or disagreement" into two chapters
    - "Identify the severity and optionality of review comments" and made
    - "Identify the severity of a disagreement"
    - Expanded "Prioritize significant flaws"
  * Added "Reviewers: Take account of previous reviewer(s) comments"
  * Added prefixes such as "Reviewers:" where appropriate

  * Fix typos
  * Add section: "Issue: Multiple ways to solve a problem"

Changes since v1
* Code of Conduct
  Only whitespace changes

* Added Communication Guide
  Contains values and a process based on advice and mediation in case of issues
  This is the primary portal for

* Added Code Review Guide
  Which is based on [4] with some additions for completeness
  It primarily sets expectations and anything communication related is removed

* Added guide on Communication Best Practice
  Takes the communication section from [4] and expands on it with more examples
  and cases. This is probably where we may need some discussion

* Added document on Resolving Disagreement
  A tiny bit of theory to set the scene
  It covers some common cases of disagreements and how we may approach them
  Again, this probably needs some discussion

Cc: minios-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: win-pv-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: mirageos-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: committers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lars Kurth (7):
  Import v1.4 of Contributor Covenant CoC
  Xen Project Code of Conduct
  Reformat Xen Project CoC to fit into 80 character limit
  Add Communication Guide
  Add Code Review Guide
  Add guide on Communication Best Practice
  Added Resolving Disagreement


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