Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH 1/2] code-of-conduct: Fix the ambiguity about collecting email addresses

From: Rainer Fiebig
Date: Tue Oct 09 2018 - 14:28:39 EST

Am Montag, 8. Oktober 2018, 08:20:44 schrieb Josh Triplett:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2018 at 02:36:39PM -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> > The current code of conduct has an ambiguity in the it considers publishing
> > private information such as email addresses unacceptable behaviour. Since
> > the Linux kernel collects and publishes email addresses as part of the patch
> > process, add an exception clause for email addresses ordinarily collected by
> > the project to correct this ambiguity.
> Upstream has now adopted a FAQ, which addresses this and many other
> questions. See .
> Might I suggest adding that link to the bottom of the document, instead?
> (And then, optionally, submitting entries for that FAQ.)

The Code of Conflict has 28 lines, including the heading.
The Code of Conduct has 81 lines, including the heading. And it needs a FAQ. Hm.

Here's a one-line Code of Conduct from Kant:
"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law."[1]

Put another way:
Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you.

Simple beats complex. No FAQ necessary, imo.


Rainer Fiebig


The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought.
Richard Feynman