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

Jody Bruchon notifications at github.com
Wed Dec 6 15:57:49 UTC 2017


@bhousel "Again, CoC is for future abuses, not to deal with anybody currently." - So you acknowledge that there is no actual need for it in the first place. I have some questions for you!

* Why are you adamant about having this imposed if there's no problem that will be solved by doing so?
*What made you think it was necessary to add this in the first place?
* How do you propose to avoid this project becoming fodder for political vultures once you've put that document in place that lures them in?
* Have you not noticed [the Drupal controversy](http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/18/drupal-developer-ousted-over-kink#slide1) (where, ironically, the developer had NOT violated the CoC yet was "convicted" under it anyway) and [Opalgate?](https://github.com/opal/opal/issues/941) How will you prevent abuse OF the CoC to bully others?

Please feel free to elaborate. Of course, you always have the option of dismissing me as "an outsider" as @woodpeck saw fit to do--what a welcoming community you have there--which would conveniently avoid answering these questions. I'm sure @tomhughes and @gravitystorm would be interested in the answers or the decision to avoid answering.

I apologize to @woodpeck for the next bit since I disagree strongly with the idea that these codes of conduct are good or necessary and I also don't think @woodpeck did anything wrong, but this really needs to be done. **We're going to apply the proposed code of conduct to this conversation.**

According to [the latest version of the proposed Contributor Covenant](https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html) @woodpeck's comment to me has violated "Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences" and "Gracefully accepting constructive criticism" and possibly the personal part of "Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include...Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks" by painting me as an outsider and saying "my comments are not helpful" based on that. The Contributor Covenant also says that "Project maintainers...are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior." Will @woodpeck be corrected appropriately and fairly for violating your code of conduct, as required by your code of conduct?

Take it a step further. The Contributor Covenant says "This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community." If @woodpeck were to **hypothetically** write a blog post on an external site complaining about me coming here where I don't belong, will @woodpeck then be corrected for making that post despite it being a personal opinion expressed on a personal blog that is not directly related to the project?

**I DEMAND that you enforce the code of conduct for the safety of others in this project!**

...not really, but welcome to the world of politically correct "codes of conduct" where we really should just treat one another like grown adults and use a healthy dose of common sense. 
Remember, @woodpeck didn't **actually** do anything wrong even though the Contributor Covenant can be interpreted to show that @woodpeck is in violation, so should @woodpeck really be punished? I'd have a valid complaint under the new rules, but not one worth entertaining.

Codes of conduct are ripe for exploitation by unsavory parties. There is a lot of value in using your executive discretion instead of putting it in the hands of anyone who walks by your project and can [rules lawyer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_lawyer) things in their favor.

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