>Personally I'm much more grateful for the people who did not
>spend their energy on this code of conduct to "accidentally"
>exercise power over others

If the organizers of this proposal responded in kind with even a fraction
of the bad faith accusations that have been leveled at them, the howls of
outrage would be deafening.


On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:39 PM, Tim Landscheidt <t...@tim-landscheidt.de>
wrote:

> Leila Zia <le...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > […]
>
> > On a separate note to those of you who contribute to technical spaces and
> > are not happy about how some aspects have gone:
>
> > Matthew and a few other people have been trying /really hard/ to make
> > Wikimedia's technical spaces better. You know that embarking on such a
> path
> > is very difficult: it requires spending many many hours of your time
> (read
> > life) on it, elaborating, deliberating, documenting, discussing things
> with
> > people from different paths of life, etc. They have been doing it for
> > months now. It's my understanding that they are doing this not to
> exercise
> > power over others but to make our technical spaces better, to make them
> > more enjoyable to contribute in.
>
> > For all of us who contribute in technical spaces, we should remember: We
> > may not agree with every step they take, but we all owe it to them to
> help
> > them on this path. What they are doing is a good thing and that's
> something
> > that sometimes gets lost in these lengthy conversations.
>
> This is a circular and illogical argument.  Just because
> someone has good intentions or invested time and effort does
> not mean that the path they chose is the right one to take.
> And if someone is steering towards a cliff, encouraging peo-
> ple to keep pushing the cart to honour the navigator's dedi-
> cation is self-destructive.
>
> Personally I'm much more grateful for the people who did not
> spend their energy on this code of conduct to "accidentally"
> exercise power over others, but made our technical spaces
> better and more enjoyable by reporting bugs, debugging, an-
> swering questions, writing patches, reviewing contributions
> or creating or translating documentation.
>
> Tim
>
>
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