Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Mar 2007 22:50 UTC, submitted by Bryan Østergaard
Gentoo "Triggered by recent examples of bad behavior and dissatisfaction among developers and users alike, the Gentoo Council has drafted a new Code of Conduct that will be enforced for both developers and users. The draft of the Code of Conduct is currently being discussed on the Gentoo-dev mailing list."
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Why the need?
by WarpKat on Wed 14th Mar 2007 00:04 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-06

I honestly don't see the need for a code of conduct here.

The fact remains that Gentoo users and developers, save for anyone who has had the best sense to abandon ship, have shown a lack of maturity that is resonating through the open source channels - and I'm quite sure Redmond is watching this one closely to use in some kind of PR move in the near future despite the localization of the problem.

If it requires a code of conduct just to bring everything, and everyone, under control and to squelch the throwing of sand in the schoolyard sandbox, then it's not worth it to use.

What do I see the need for? Growing up - and that's something just about anyone can do without anything written.

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RE: Why the need?
by twenex on Wed 14th Mar 2007 00:06 in reply to "Why the need?"
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2006-04-21

First Open source = communism, now open source = immaturity?

What next, open source = Martians?

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RE[2]: Why the need?
by CrazyDude0 on Wed 14th Mar 2007 00:49 in reply to "RE: Why the need?"
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2005-07-10

twenex next is: Open source = developers' fun, users' nightmare.

Sad but it is true.

Edited 2007-03-14 00:50

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RE[2]: Why the need?
by sbergman27 on Wed 14th Mar 2007 03:03 in reply to "RE: Why the need?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
First Open source = communism,
now open source = immaturity?
What next, open source = Martians?
"""

Twenex,

Open Source = People.

That pretty much implies all the rest.

Except maybe Martians... ;-)

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RE[3]: Why the need?
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Mar 2007 03:03 in reply to "RE: Why the need?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

RMS vs the Martians
Coming to a theater near you soon.

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RE: Why the need?
by apoclypse on Wed 14th Mar 2007 00:49 in reply to "Why the need?"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

You have seen Steve Ballmer's keynote speeches right? Talk about immaturity. Developers indeed.

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RE: Why the need?
by jessta on Wed 14th Mar 2007 05:57 in reply to "Why the need?"
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

If it requires a code of conduct just to bring everything, and everyone, under control and to squelch the throwing of sand in the schoolyard sandbox, then it's not worth it to use.

So you're saying that we should stop using Gentoo, one of the more unique distributions, just because some of the developers have some personality clashes?

Companies don't close up shop because some of their employees don't get along, they try to fix them problem. Why should a community group be any different?

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RE: Why the need?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 14th Mar 2007 06:39 in reply to "Why the need?"
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2005-07-06

The fact remains that Gentoo users and developers, save for anyone who has had the best sense to abandon ship, have shown a lack of maturity that is resonating through the open source channels

Eh? That's a pretty abrupt shift from the specific to the general.

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RE: Why the need?
by Sphinx on Wed 14th Mar 2007 15:01 in reply to "Why the need?"
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2005-07-09

Geez what a load of hysterical horse shit. Damn those gentoo using bastards, doing linux right and ruining open source for everyone. Oh stop it you kids, Redmond is watching, yeah, like somebody gives a flying f--k and that could actually matter outside of that paranoid delusion.

You put down ground rules and enforce them equally so nobody feels left out, squelched or favoritism, it's what keeps fights from breaking out in the schoolyard and yes, surprisingly in society at large. You know, those law things. It's what grown-ups do in and out of the sand box all over the entire planet.

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RE[2]: Why the need?
by poohgee on Wed 14th Mar 2007 15:31 in reply to "RE: Why the need?"
poohgee Member since:
2005-08-13

*sigh* ;) true +1

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RE: Why the need?
by abraxas on Wed 14th Mar 2007 15:22 in reply to "Why the need?"
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2005-07-07

If it requires a code of conduct just to bring everything, and everyone, under control and to squelch the throwing of sand in the schoolyard sandbox, then it's not worth it to use.

I don't agree. It's unfortunate but any time you get together so many people with differing viewpoints these things are bound to happen. This is why every school, job, and club out there has some kind of code of conduct and the ones that don't usually end up having serious personnel problems.

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