Issue #12004 has been updated by Ruby Dino.


Carlos Jennings wrote:
> I worry about how evenly a CoC will be applied when "famous" Rubyists like Steve Klabnik has made a marginalised person cry in the past by publicly ridiculing her code: https://harthur.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/771/ Yet he is still obviously accepted by the community. How would a CoC have been applied in that situation? It seems the proposed CoC is worded vaguely enough that Steve Klabnik could have been banned from Ruby-core participation, even though it occurred outside Ruby-core development, based on that incident. But I have a feeling due to his membership in a certain ingroup who find his politics agreeable, that wouldn't have happened.
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> I worry about CoCs being used as an excuse to silence people who belong to certain outgroups based on pure politics, while people who belong to the ingroup get free passes (in other words, selective enforcement).

Heh... I remember seeing that and thought, "Those comments were on the line of Linus." If kernel-dev had a CoC Linus would've been banned... from the start of the project and we wouldn't have a fantastic kernel going in a good direction. This is an example of where CoCs in general may harm the purpose of the project. I'd rather have a "be nice and not a prick" type of CoC instead of one fueled by politics.

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Misc #12004: Code of Conduct
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12004#change-56261

* Author: Coraline Ada Ehmke
* Status: Assigned
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Yukihiro Matsumoto
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I am the creator of the Contributor Covenant, a code of conduct for Open Source projects. At last count there are over 13,000 projects on Github that have adopted it. This past year saw adoption of Contributor Covenant by a lot of very large, very visible projects, including Rails, Github's Atom text editor, Angular JS, bundler, curl, diaspora, discourse, Eclipse, rspec, shoes, and rvm. The bundler team made code of conduct integration an option in the gem creation workflow, putting it on par with license selection. Many open source language communities have already adopted the code of conduct, including Elixir, Mono, the .NET foundation, F#, and Apple's Swift. RubyTogether also adopted a policy to only fund Ruby projects that had a solid code of conduct in place.

Right now in the PHP community there is a healthy debate about adopting the Contributor Covenant. Since it came from and has been so widely adopted by the Ruby community at large, I think it's time that we consider adopting it for the core Ruby language as well.

Our community prides itself on niceness. What a code of conduct does is define what we mean by nice. It states clearly that we value openness, courtesy, and compassion. That we care about and want contributions from people who may be different from us. That we pledge to respect all contributors regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or other factors. And it makes it clear that we are prepared to follow through on these values with action when and if an incident arises.

I'm asking that we join with the larger Ruby community in supporting the adoption of the Contributor Covenant for the Ruby language. I think that this will be an important step forward and will ensure the continued welcoming and supportive environment around Ruby. You can read the full text of the Contributor Covenant at http://contributor-covenant.org/version/1/3/0/ and learn more at http://contributor-covenant.org/. 

Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.




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