Jim Henderson wrote:
On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:37:29 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
are the guiding principles really good/clear
enough to form the base
of someone being expelled? To me, they're guidance only and nowhere
near clear enough to form the base of any kind of punitive action.
Some perhaps moreso than others.
For example, the statement:
"We value respect for other persons and their contributions, for other
opinions and beliefs. We listen to arguments and address problems in a
constructive and open way. We believe that a diverse community based
on mutual respect is the base for a creative and productive
environment enabling the project to be truly successful. We don't
tolerate social discrimination and aim at creating an environment
where people feel accepted and safe from offense."
Pretty clearly outlines a code of conduct to me. If I agree to the
guiding principles, and then I start disparaging someone's
contributions, opinions, or beliefs, then it would be very
hypocritical of me to say I agree with the guiding principles.
I think most of the principles (particularly under "we value") could
be similarly viewed.
Perhaps, but that's not enough to form a base for punitive action, IMHO.
I see two ways out - we rephrase or amend the guiding principles and
include something like: "As a member, you explicitly agree to ..."
Or we empower the board to act as umpire with arbitrary powers.
I don't mind either one, but I do appreciate that not everyone might see
option #2 as very attractive.
Per Jessen, Zürich (-1.2°C)
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