Thomas Wouters <thomas <at> python.org> writes:
On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Stefan Krah <stefan <at> bytereef.org>
wrote:Wondering what a Monty Python episode about CoCs would look like ...
I think you're misunderstanding Monty Python's humour if you think they'd
have made one about the CoC :) They were very much for punching upward, not kicking downward. They ridiculed themselves and the environments they came from, not those thinking of others. Certainly not measures taken to make the playing field more open and clear for everyone. (Contrast with, say, South Park, which inherited Monty Python's visual humour with an entirely different stance on social responsibility ;P)
Sorry, this is a huge strawman. Core developers are already very much on a level playing field. If you want, I can post a IRC log where people who are undoubtedly in favor of the CoC a) gossip about two core devs, b) ask if said core-devs "had any influence", and c) make fun of the works of said core-devs.
Some of these people have impeccable manners on mailing lists, and not addressing Machiavellianism is one of the most glaring flaws of this CoC.
I'm quite upset about you bringing in "kicking downward" (even if qualified by a smiley).