Issue #12004 has been updated by Benton Barnett.

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I totaled up the number of people who have expressed being for or against adding a code of conduct in this thread. I thought it might be interesting for everyone to see the breakdown.

46 people (73%) expressed being FOR adding a code of conduct. 17 people (27%) expressed that they were AGAINST adding a code of conduct.

Of people who were for adding a code of conduct, 20 people (43%) agreed with the Contributor Covenant as it is written. 26 people (57%) expressed that they would agree to an altered / different code of conduct.

I've also seen a lot of new accounts in this discussion. Out of curiosity, I totaled the new accounts up as well. Of people who expressed an opinion either for or against a CoC, about 50% of them were using newly created accounts. 24 people with new accounts were for adding a CoC, while 8 people with new accounts were against.

In summary, the majority of people who have been posting here agree that Ruby should have a code of conduct. There seems to be a split about which code of conduct to use, however. Also, the people with newly created accounts seem to hold a similar opinion to people with long standing accounts.

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Misc #12004: Code of Conduct
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12004#change-56491

* 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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