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Re: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?

From: Thorsten Wilms
Subject: Re: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:49:23 +0100
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On 29/10/2018 09.59, Björn Höfling wrote:
In law, there is the term of "conduct implying an intent". So even not
signing anything you could argue that by sending a bug or a patch you
silently agree with the community guidelines, CoC, etc. You enter the
community be interacting the first time. And will be judged by their

It used to be that you could pick a Free Software project and send a patch.

Now sending a patch is supposed to imply agreeing to the equivalent of an EULA? Everyone is expected to welcome that as progress?

Again "... we as contributors and maintainers pledge ..." is bullshit. I pledged nothing. More pragmatic and truthful would be:

"The project owners expect everyone who contributes to the project by any means, or who communicates via any of the means that belong to the project, to stick to the rules below. Breaking the rules may lead to any of: a warning, rejection of contributions, a ban where and as far as possible."

Thorsten Wilms

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