[llvm-dev] RFC: Introducing an LLVM Community Code of Conduct

Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 13 12:29:46 PDT 2015

> On Oct 13, 2015, at 10:23 AM, Bill Kelly via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Renato Golin via llvm-dev wrote:
>> On 13 October 2015 at 17:16, Kuperstein, Michael M via llvm-dev
>> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>> The FreeBSD CoC is, IMHO, much better in this respect ( https://www.freebsd.org/internal/code-of-conduct.html ).
>> Nice! This is so succinct and beautiful!
>> It doesn't need an overseeing foundation to take opaque decisions, and
>> focus on what's really important: the code.
>> I particularly like "Do not make it personal. Do not take it
>> personally.". It means *so* much in such a short sentence.
> Agreed!

No offense to the FreeBSD CoC, but I really dislike the line “Do not take it personally”. Quite often when someone is offended, the offender will justify their statements by saying “You are just taking it personally”. I find this frequently used towards women (not saying this community necessarily). 

I would prefer this not used in our CoC. 


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