[Members] NEW: XEP-0458 (Community Code of Conduct)

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Thu Jun 10 18:14:25 UTC 2021

On 10/06/2021 19:57, Jonas Schäfer (XSF Editor) wrote:
> Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0458 (Community Code of Conduct) has been
> released.

I notice that a lot of professional organizations have a Code of Ethics

A Code of Ethics tries to establish a balance between the rights of the
member and the rights of the organization

In comparison, many Codes of Conduct simply end up creating Kangaroo courts.

As an Australian, I think I'm well qualified to warn about Kangaroo courts.

I'm all in favor of efforts to improve community standards.  I believe
that rules and codes are the worst ways to improve standards.  Two ideas
that are better than a Code of Conduct:

- leadership training, for example, encouraging members to participate
in a Toastmasters group or anything else that will give practical
experience of better communication

- real-world events where we meet, like FOSDEM.  Obviously harder during
the pandemic, nonetheless, it makes a bigger difference than a CoC

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