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

Krzysztof Parzyszek via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 14 08:11:03 PDT 2015

On 10/14/2015 9:59 AM, Krzysztof Parzyszek via llvm-dev wrote:
> No, I don't.  I base my opinion on the notion that people don't do bad
> things not because they are illegal, but because the things are---bad.
> The "do unto others" rule is widely recognized for its universal value
> and for most people it comes naturally.

Let me add one more thing to this.

I believe that people are more committed to certain principles when they 
see them as their own.  An honor code works very well in certain 
communities, where doing the honorable thing is of high value.  I belive 
that the LLVM community is of that kind.  Imposing an external rules of 
conduct deflates these values, at it is no longer up to the individuals 
to uphold it.

I see that there is support for the CoC in this thread, so I'm not 
really seeing a chance that we can get away without one.  At this point, 
I just wanted to explain my views and concerns about it.


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