I thought this was a good post on the python-dev mailing list, and an even better talk (the link to the youtube video--the actual talk starts about 7 minutes into the video). Not bringing this up here for any specific reason: I think this community does pretty well in terms of cordiality and mutual respect, but we all have bad days, and most of us (myself included) can always do better.
Best, E ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Brett Cannon <br...@python.org> Date: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 3:16 AM Subject: [Python-Dev] Friendly reminder: be kind to one another To: python-dev <python-...@python.org> Over the last 3 days I have had two situations come up where I was asked for my opinion in regards to possible CoC violations. I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that open source does not work if we are not open, considerate, and respectful to one another (which also happens to be the PSF CoC that we are all expected to follow when working on Python). When we stop being kind to each other is when open source falls apart because it drives people away, and for a project that is driven by volunteers like Python that will be what ends this project (not to say people should be rude to corporate open source projects, but they can simply choose to switch to a core dump approach of open source). I gave a talk at PyCascades this past week on setting expectations for open source participation: https://youtu.be/HiWfqMbJ3_8?t=7m24s . I had at least one person who was upset about no one getting to their pull request quickly come up to me afterwards and apologize for ever feeling that way after watching my talk, so do please watch it if you have ever felt angry at an open source maintainer or contributor to help keep things in perspective. I also wanted to say that I think core developers should work extra hard to be kind as we help set the tone for this project which can leak into the broader community. People with commit privileges are not beyond rebuke and so people should never feel they are not justified speaking up when they feel a core developer has been rude to them. Anyway, the key point is to remember is that people are what make this project and community work, so please make sure that you do what you can to keep people wanting to participate. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sage-devel" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sage-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.