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

Lang Hames via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 14 11:48:47 PDT 2015

Hi All,

> We should be polite and respectful, and insist upon that from others.

This is a wonderful summation.

.... the example thrown around has been "Don't make it
>> personal, don't take it personally" which for me is way too terse and
>> doesn't put enough onus on the aggresser to be more polite in a
>> cross-culture community....
> The person who takes offense in something may do so under the influence of
> their own (potentially misguided) perceptions.  We cannot blindly put the
> focus on the "source" of the offending material and require them to conform
> to the idea of politeness shared by everyone.  This is how "political
> correctness" has come into existence.  The "don't take it personally" is
> excellent in the sense that it encourages a second look at the problem from
> a more impersonal distance.  This is something that would help in all forms
> of communication, not just in this particular case.

I agree that people may reactive sensitively, and occasionally overly
sensitively, to all sorts of fairly benign behavior (as in 'donglegate',
for example). Good judgement will always have to be employed by all
participants. I don't think that's incompatible with the introduction of a
CoC, and the proposed CoC should not make people nervous about discussing
'sexting' on the dev-lists. The stated intent is to explicitly call out
behavior that we would consider inappropriate under our current (implicit)
community standards, and that seems like a worthwhile aim.

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