[python-committers] Making the PSF CoC apply to core developers

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Tue Mar 1 04:51:25 EST 2016

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

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).

Stefan Krah


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