RFC: YAPC Code of conduct up on github?

Michael G. Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Fri Mar 22 22:54:23 PDT 2013

This is a great idea!

Community buy in is really important, we can lay down the law as a
starting point but its very important that people understand the code of
conduct is for them.

I'd like to use the YAPC-NA/code-conduct wiki to write down a lot of the
good points made in this thread.  Things like the procedure to review
and adopt a new CoC.  What Karen was saying about how do we actually
"run it by a lawyer" and keeping our promises for an event.  Other
resources to pull from.  This could go on the YAPC wiki, but I'd rather
keep the documents together and ensure they persist from year to year

I'd also like to add additional documents related to the CoC to this
repository.  For example, we need attendee and staff procedures and
guidelines.  What do we do and what do attendees do?  AFAIK we're
missing those very important procedures.  They should be public as well,
so people better understand what the CoC is about, what we'll do about
harassment, that we have many options other than "throw people out", and
that reporters will be made safe.

Here's Pycon's examples...

They're derived from Geek Feminism / Ada Initiative docs...

So, concrete actions...

* I'd like to be able to process pull requests and issues, so I request
pull access to the code-conduct repository.

* I'd like to use the wiki, but I believe I needs to be initialized by a
repository admin.

Which I suppose I can make happen by posting Github issues.

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