Does samba have a code of conduct?

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Mon Aug 20 02:19:34 UTC 2018

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:01 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 05:18:14PM -0700, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 4:29 PM, William Brown via samba-technical
>> <samba-technical at> wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> >
>> > I've been thinking about this, and I can't seem to find a code of
>> > conduct for the samba project.
>> >
>> > Maybe I missed where samba has one? If not, is this something that
>> > could be considered for adoption?
>> Go away wanker.
> Richard, this is not acceptable conduct on our mailing lists.
> Abuse of others on our lists will not be tolerated, from Samba
> Team members or from anyone else on the lists.
> Please conduct disagreements in an adult fashion.
> Having said that, code of conducts are not a technical
> subject and so probably if we want to discuss this we
> should do it on the samba at mailing list
> instead of the samba-technical list.

You are correct and I want to apologize to William for using a
derogatory term like that.

It was uncalled for and I failed to communicate my main objection to
the use of Codes of Conduct.

My fundamental concern is that people who propose codes of conduct are
more concerned about policing speech than they are in making technical

Once again, I apologize for the epithet!

Richard Sharpe

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