[Numpy-discussion] Adoption of a Code of Conduct
shoyer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 20:31:51 EDT 2018
I would be happy to adopt the SciPy code of conduct and code of conduct
On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 5:04 PM Marten van Kerkwijk <
m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com> wrote:
> My ideal version would be substantially shorter, maybe just quote the
> golden rule, but I am happy with the suggestion to just adapt this text. I
> particularly appreciate the lack of absolutism in the text, and the
> acknowledgement that it is possible to have a bad day even while not
> distracting from the overall message.
> -- Marten
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:02 PM, Stefan van der Walt <
>> stefanv at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> A while ago, SciPy (the library) adopted its Code of Conduct:
>>> We worked hard to make that document friendly, while at the same time
>>> stating clearly the kinds of behavior that would and would not be
>>> I propose that we adopt the SciPy code of conduct for NumPy as well. It
>>> is a good way to signal to newcomers that this is a community that cares
>>> about how people are treated. And I think we should do anything in our
>>> power to make NumPy as attractive as possible!
>> Maybe a bit of context: the SciPy code of conduct had quite a lot of
>> discussion, and importantly in the end everyone involved in the discussion
>> was happy with (or at least not displeased by) the final document. Hence I
>> see it as a good document to adopt also by other projects.
>> And here's what I wrote as the intro for that CoC discussion:
>> As you probably know, Code of Conduct (CoC) documents are becoming more
>> common every year for open source projects, and there are a number of good
>> reasons to adopt a CoC:
>> 1. It gives us the opportunity to explicitly express the values and
>> behaviors we'd like to see in our community.
>> 2. It is designed to make everyone feel welcome (and while I think we're
>> a welcoming community anyway, not having a CoC may look explicitly
>> unwelcoming to some potential contributors nowadays).
>> 3. It gives us a tool to address a set of problems if and when they
>> occur, as well as a way for anyone to report issues or behavior that is
>> unacceptable to them (much better than having those people potentially
>> leave the community).
>> 4. SciPy is not yet a fiscally sponsored project of NumFOCUS, however I
>> think we'd like to be in the near future. NumFOCUS has started to require
>> having a CoC as a prerequisite for new projects joining it. The PSF has
>> the same requirement for any sponsorship for events/projects that it gives.
>> Note on (4): NumPy is a sponsored project of NumFOCUS, and I've been
>> asked several times how it can be that NumPy is sponsored but does not have
>> a CoC.
>>> If we adopt this document as policy, we will need to select a Code of
>>> Conduct committee, to whom potential transgressions can be reported.
>>> The individuals doing this for SciPy may very well be happy to do the
>>> same for NumPy, but the community should decide whom will best serve
>>> those roles.
>>> Let me know your thoughts.
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