[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Let's adopt the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (#1299)

migurski notifications at github.com
Thu Sep 29 17:38:59 UTC 2016


> The alternative to some arbitrary CoC in any sane project is common sense and that's how it worked in the last few decades. CoC is a recent trend which some people are overly obsessed with. It may make sense in really huge projects for different (political) reasons but it can also quickly suffocate small- and medium-sized ones for no apparent added value.

With [3m accounts and 40k monthly active users](http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats), OSM has been a huge project for many years. “Common sense” in this context is a common fallacy! We know we have a few different cultures represented, such as Simon's mention of “direct” culture, so it’s reasonable to write down the kinds of behaviors that we choose to support and those we choose to discourage.

Paweł, you may be interested to check out @ashedryden’s excellent [CoC 101 & FAQ document](https://www.ashedryden.com/blog/codes-of-conduct-101-faq) for some background on the kinds of situations, arguments, and behaviors which tech communities have developed codes of conduct to handle.

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