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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 2/3] code-of-conduct: Strip the enforcement paragraph pending community discussion
Em Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:09:40 -0700
James Bottomley <> escreveu:

> Significant concern has been expressed about the responsibilities outlined in
> the enforcement clause of the new code of conduct. Since there is concern
> that this becomes binding on the release of the 4.19 kernel, strip the
> enforcement clauses to give the community time to consider and debate how this
> should be handled.
> Note, this patch is expected to be the starting point for a discussion not the
> end point, so there is an expectation that an Enforcement section will be
> added again to our code of conduct once we have sufficient community consensus
> on what it should say.
> Fixes: 8a104f8b5867c682 ("Code of Conduct: Let's revamp it.")
> Acked-by: Shuah Khan <>
> Acked-by: Guenter Roeck <>
> Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> Reviewed-by: Alan Cox <>
> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>

Reviewed-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>

I still think that this series should contain a 4th patch removing
"responsibilities" with that text proposed by Alan.

E. g. instead of:

Maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject

it should say, instead:

Maintainers should remove, edit or reject

> ---
> v2: Added additional commit paragraph clarifying we do expect eventually to
> have an enforcement section (as requested by Shuah)
> ---
> Documentation/process/code-of-conduct.rst | 15 ---------------
> 1 file changed, 15 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/process/code-of-conduct.rst b/Documentation/process/code-of-conduct.rst
> index aa40e34e7785..4dd90987305b 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/code-of-conduct.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/code-of-conduct.rst
> @@ -59,21 +59,6 @@ address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed
> representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be
> further defined and clarified by project maintainers.
> -Enforcement
> -===========
> -
> -Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be
> -reported by contacting the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) at
> -<>. All complaints will be reviewed and
> -investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and
> -appropriate to the circumstances. The TAB is obligated to maintain
> -confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of
> -specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
> -
> -Maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may
> -face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the
> -project’s leadership.
> -
> Attribution
> ===========


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