On 02/25/2017 02:15 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
The "no conduct policy for technical spaces" argument was debunked here:
This is false. None of the three policies you cited are a code of
conduct for technical spaces that applies online to everyone, including
* https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Code_of_conduct_policy - Only
binding on staff and Board.
* https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use - Not a code of
conduct, does not define harassment. A legal document that encourages
creating project policies like the code of conduct ("The Wikimedia
community and its members may also take action when so allowed by the
community or Foundation policies applicable to the specific Project
edition, including but not limited to warning, investigating, blocking,
or banning users who violate those policies.")
* https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy - Does not
apply online, or to Wikimedia tech events that are not funded by the
Pine W also wrote:
Well, WMF will have to deal with this policy too. (:
Sort of. The proposed text currently includes "If a WMF employee or
contractor is accused of wrongdoing, or a WMF employee or contractor is
reported as being subjected to wrongdoing, the Committee will forward the
report to the employee's or contractor’s manager, and to WMF HR in
writing." It remains very unclear whether this code of conduct policy can
apply to Wikimedia Foundation employees, given comments from the Wikimedia
Foundation's Legal and Human Resources departments.
No "sort of". It unambiguously applies to all members of the community
regardless of status, and Legal posted consistent with that
It's darkly amusing to see you citing the English Wikipedia. When I
pointed out to you on mediawiki.org that "it would never be appropriate
for the person who began a discussion to then also close that discussion,"
you replied that "English Wikipedia policies do not apply here."
I noted that in response to a claim about all WMF wikis: "That is always
the case.", so in this case citing any wiki was a sufficient
counter-example to disprove that claim.
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