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RE: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?

From: Cook, Malcolm
Subject: RE: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:16:58 +0000

This so very well said - thank you Alex - were there a vote to recast mine 
flows thusly:

> I'm so glad you brought this up, because it seems equally plausible to me
 > that the other party could be reacting  overly sensitively.
 > This is precisely why it is a bad idea to set up an authority for people to
 > appeal to. In many cases it's not clear which party is the unreasonable one,
 > and it must be worked through with dialogue.
 > If people don't have to work things out among themselves, and disputes are
 > instead handled by a committee of project maintainers, contributors lose
 > the opportunity to better understand each other. Oh, and that committee
 > of maintainers have all agreed according to the Contributor Covenant that
 > they have a responsibility to punish abusers, so they might find it 
 > difficult to
 > avoid being biased towards punishing the accused.
 > Software projects should focus on software. They are not equipped to
 > administer justice.

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