[Samba] Does samba have a code of conduct?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Aug 18 01:38:07 UTC 2018

On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 10:17:51AM +1000, William Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-08-17 at 16:53 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 09:29:12AM +1000, William Brown via samba-
> > technical 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?
> > 
> > This has been discussed internally amongst the Team
> > members as a possibility and we have not agreed on any text
> > we're all happy with. As I'm sure you're aware, code of
> > conducts can be a very divisive subject.
> > 
> > If that changes we'll probably post to the web site.
> Thanks for that.
> If it means anything, I think it's very important that a CoC is adopted
> for the project, and would certainly suggest the Rust or Django
> communities as models where it has been very successful. They also both
> could be sources for the text of the CoC that you may adopt (rather
> than reinventing something). 

Note that I've redirected the replies to samba at lists.samba.org,
not samba-technical as this isn't a technical discussion.

Internally the Team has had discussions on this matter and
we've looked at other CoC texts, but didn't come up with
anything that worked for all of us. We are the ones
who would have to live with it on a day-to-day basis so
I hope you agree it would be best it we all agreed on it :-).

The Linux kernel one came the closest, but had some issues
we also weren't happy with.

If we can come to an agreement on this in the future,
we'll certainly let everyone know, but in the meantime
I'm planning to keep telling people to be polite to
each other on the mailing lists, and ban anyone who
keeps violating these community norms (which we've
only had to do a very few times in the past 25+ years).

That's worked quite well for us so far.



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