[Pharo-users] Code of Conduct

Esteban Maringolo emaringolo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 15:59:46 EDT 2019

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 3:59 PM Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> wrote:
> On 2019-09-11 1:07 p.m., Sean P. DeNigris wrote:
> > merely say that no one (including from those categories) will be harassed
> > inside the Pharo community. Seems pretty reasonable, unless I'm missing
> > something...
> You're missing what some progressives consider harassment these days.
> [SNIP]
> This is language policing and a forcing of political ideology into what should not be political.

I think that even the "adoption" of such "Covenant CoC" introduces
political ideology (and hence agenda) into this community that has
been free from political debate (and so I expect it to be).

> https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/974038-why-the-linux-coc-is-bad/

Oh my.

> It's sad to see that Pharo has jumped onto this PC bandwagon, it does not bode well for the community.

I believe this is more an undesired side effect of choosing a CoC from
a template without caring about the details than the intention to have
political correctness in the mailing list, because there's been flame
wars and name calling here, but I don't recall anybody raising
political ideology as an argument, or with the exception of a few
cases, used political imagery or references in the ML, presentations,

On a personal level I don't like this covenant in particular, and as
was mentioned before it is not even a covenant since most of us just
realized it existed and never before agreed to it.

As a side note I believe mailing lists (or online communities in
general) must not be safe spaces, and should only take action against
concrete threats or completely off-topic comments/posts.


Esteban A. Maringolo

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