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

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 19:20:56 EST 2016

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> When I thought about this the other week after a
> cranky email to python-dev appeared I realized that the CoC isn't exactly
> advertised so that people know they shouldn't act mean here like they might
> in other corners of the internet where it's tolerated. I thought perhaps if
> we took this one time to make it officially in effect then it would remove
> at least one tiny barrier that might be holding up people from getting more
> involved. I certainly don't want any morality police, but I do want people
> to know that Python development is not one of the mean, cesspool corners of
> the internet either. And so I figured adding a link at the bottom of a
> couple of things would be a minor thing and a nice gesture to newcomers. I
> didn't mean for it to seem like a perpetual burden for anyone or a deterrent
> to contributing.

Perhaps it would be sufficient to reference the CoC on each list's
page rather than in each email footer.  Then it's not so in-your-face
(not that I had visually noticed that it was already added on


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