The problem with "Try not to be an asshole." is that it is open to
interpretation. Someone might try not to be an asshole and fail
miserably. Google is more definite with "don't be evil", but opinion
varies as to whether they are much good at not being evil.
I think that it is difficult to have a non-organization, and sometimes
it takes more work than having actual governance.
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think a good code is "Try not to be an asshole." You can but try.
> Never-the-less, I feel it mitigates the need for an angry god and makes the
> 10 commandments redundant.
> Anyway, thanks to Bess for raising the issue. I think all of you have made
> a great start. I think there are more than enough volunteers already, but I
> would contribute if you need me. Using Github seems like a good way to
> garner support and endorsement of the final policy. I've added it to my
> "starred" list to show my support.
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 11/26/12 4:37 PM, Joe Hourcle wrote:
>>> Don't be an asshole.
>> Could that become the 11th commandment, and could we get a really really
>> angry god to enforce it? Everywhere, all of the time?
>> I think there was a second line of it, about how we had the right to
>>> remove people who refused to follow that advice and no refunds would be
>>> given. I might be wrong on the exact language. The e-mail I found
>>> referenced 'Don't be a dick', in an attempt to paraphrase the legalese of
>>> the Code of Conduct for our venue ... but the reference to gender-specific
>>> anatomy would be kinda sexist in itself. -Joe
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