[Pharo-users] Code of Conduct

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas offray.luna at mutabit.com
Tue Sep 17 17:34:55 EDT 2019


I'm not talking about the Covenant code in particular. Is not the only
code out there and as I say the important issue is to provide safe
spaces via explicit or implicit rules. Each community decides which is
the best way to be welcomed and respectful and how this is clear to its
members and outsiders.

I don't think that technology and politics are so far away as usually
depicted, particularly in the Global North, as both deal with power
dynamics but technology embeds it in infrastructure. But seems that
politics is kind of a tainted word there and just bring it opens a
Pandora box.



On 17/09/19 11:38 a. m., Ramon Leon wrote:
> On 2019-09-17 6:28 a.m., Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas wrote:
>> I'm pretty secure that Code of Conducts intent to provide secure
>> spaces beyond just digital spaces and go also into physical and face
>> to face ones.
> The code of conducts intent is to force identity politics into
> technical spaces in the name of social justice and to make someone
> feeling offended an actionable reason to go after the supposed
> offender; never mind that offense is taken rather than given.
> Nevermind that anyone can claim to be offended by just about anything.
> The goal is to get the project to agree to kick people out for
> violating the utterly vague and subjective rules.
> Here's some more quotes from the author of said code of conduct.
> "Some people are saying that the Contributor Covenant is a political
> document, and they’re right."
> "I can’t wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it’s been
> infiltrated by SJWs. Hahahah"
> "Meritocracy is just thinly veiled misogyny and white supremacy
> propping up fragile cis het white men's egos"
> "Meritocracy is late stage patriarchy"
> "Why didn’t anyone punch the reporter giving the nazi air time?"
> He is a radical left transgender activist, his intentions are purely
> political, the CoC is merely a means to an end and is used by him to
> setup situations in which he can cancel people in this new cancel
> culture. He wants to replace meritocracy with identity politics. This
> is the CoC that ran Linus out of Linux, a massive loss to the OS
> community.  This is not a horse you want to hitch your wagon to Pharo.

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