Issue #12004 has been updated by Ruby Amateur.


David Celis wrote:
> Gordon King wrote:
> > In this entire debate, nothing said on this board has equalled the vitriol expressed by Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene on their twitter account towards the leader of this community.
> 
> Kurtis and I have had differences in the past but this is a ridiculous sentiment to express. We have literally had neo-nazi sentiment enter this discussion thanks to trolls who I can only hope are not actually a part of the Ruby community. Nothing Kurtis has said on Twitter even comes close to Nazi beliefs.

It is easy to separate the trolls and the valued contributors in this community. I am neither the former nor the latter. But I do believe Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene is a valued contributor (he has even stated as much). I find his disparaging remarks out of line and incredibly disrespectful because the Ruby community as a whole does not acquiesce to his views. He hasn't expressed the same viewpoint or defended it in this thread, because I presume he is fully aware that it is a very completely inappropriate thing to say. So I find it hypocritical for those siding with the contributor covenant to bring such hypocritical behavior into this space.

If I made such a remark to a fellow colleague, even in a heated debate such as this, I would recognize my fault and apologize. I don't see why this is such a difficult task for Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene who seems to allege that he wants a code of conduct. It is only very hypocritical.

Again my 2c.

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Misc #12004: Code of Conduct
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12004#change-56534

* 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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