Ubuntu and governance
Posted Oct 10, 2007 22:46 UTC (Wed) by mjg59
In reply to: Ubuntu and governance
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Google has little difficulty in finding a link to the IRC logs, but you're right that it wasn't obviously linked from any of the official documentation. I've rectified that.
I'm merely saying that these and the other things described are the real mechanisms for implementing conduct discipline, and that the Code(s) of Conduct is (are) not substantially relevant to process
Which isn't the case at all. When any issues have arisen they've been discussed publically. We don't hold court on private mailing lists or in IRC backchannels. Except in cases where the participants have explicitly requested that discussions take place in private, every decision of any note whatsoever has taken place in public and been (where relevant) judged against the code of conduct.
Actually, if my description is inaccurate, please do feel welcome to clarify
You were wrong about the lack of IRC logs, the forums where decisions actually end up getting made, the lack of transparency, the lack of a reliable record and the lack of honesty. Personally, I'd tend to interpret a claim that a process lacks honesty as a criticism of said process - accusations of dishonesty are a fairly common source of libel suits.
Whether you feel it to be absurd or not, it remains true. People who do not act in a manner conducive to the development of a collaborative project are not welcome in the Ubuntu project.
if you would let people know who you are
Google gives a fairly good overview, but relevantly I've been a member of the Ubuntu technical board for just under two years now. For most of that time I've had no financial relationship with Canonical, though in the interests of disclosure I'm currently halfway through a three month contract with them.
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