[cabfpub] For informal review: Updated Code of Conduct Ballot

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon May 8 08:12:14 UTC 2017

On 05/05/17 19:13, Virginia Fournier wrote:
> VMF:  Ok, good suggestion. I will modify as follows:
> /"Members agree to take appropriate action in the event any of their
> Member representatives violate the Code.  Such action could include
> warning, reprimanding, suspending, removing, or replacing the Member
> representative who has violated the Code, depending on the severity of
> the violation."/  

Sounds great.

> VMF:  Funny.  Glad to see we aren’t the only ones with crazy legislation.


> VMF:  I will ponder this too.  You’re right - some of it has to be
> subjective.  For example, if you call Ryan  “The Grand Poobah of All
> Idiots, with an IQ half his body temperature” maybe he wouldn’t be
> offended, because you two have worked together for a long time and
> understand each other.  However, if you called me “The Grand Poobah of
> all Idiots, with an IQ half my body temperature,” I might be offended,
> although probably not enough to report a violation.  I’d just call you
> up and ask you what the heck you’re talking about.  But maybe if you
> direct the “Grand Poobah” comment to one of our participants in another
> country, who aren’t native English speakers and who have different norms
> of culture and humor, or someone who hasn’t developed the rhino skin
> some of the rest of us have, maybe they would be offended.  It’s
> important to consider your audience.  There’s not a one-size-fits-all
> definition of “insulting.”  I don’t think the “reasonable person”
> concept fits here.  This is more like “you have to take your plaintiff
> as you find them.”  Let me think about this one a bit.

You have nailed the problem precisely. :-)


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