Code of Conduct

kahrytan kahrytan at
Tue Dec 11 01:33:22 UTC 2007

I hereby submit that nalioth, mneptok, ljl and few others I can't 
remember are in violation of CoC.

They have no shown an ounce of humanity to me. They constantly 
disrespect me abuse me.  They are not one bit considerate at all. They 
are in violation of the Code of Conduct.

Stop abusing me and obey your own rules.


    Code of Conduct

Ubuntu is an African concept of 'humanity towards others'. It is 'the 
belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity'. The 
same ideas are central to the way the Ubuntu community collaborates. 
Members of the Ubuntu community need to work together effectively, and 
this code of conduct lays down the "ground rules" for our cooperation.

We chose the name Ubuntu for our distribution because we think it 
captures perfectly the spirit of the sharing and cooperation that is at 
the heart of the open source movement. In the Free Software world, we 
collaborate freely on a volunteer basis to build software for everyone's 
benefit. We improve on the work of others, which we have been given 
freely, and then share our improvements on the same basis.

That collaboration depends on good relationships between developers. To 
this end, we've agreed on the following code of conduct to help define 
the ways that we think collaboration and cooperation should work.

If you wish to sign the code of conduct, you can sign the Canonical copy 
online <>.

      Ground rules

This Code of Conduct covers your behaviour as a member of the Ubuntu 
Community, in any forum, mailing list, wiki, web site, IRC channel, 
install-fest, public meeting or private correspondence. The Ubuntu 
Community Council will arbitrate in any dispute over the conduct of a 
member of the community.


      *Be considerate.* Your work will be used by other people, and you
      in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take
      will affect users and colleagues, and we expect you to take those
      consequences into account when making decisions. For example, when
      we are in a feature freeze, please don't upload dramatically new
      versions of critical system software, as other people will be
      testing the frozen system and not be expecting big changes.

      *Be respectful.* The Ubuntu community and its members treat one
      another with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to
      Ubuntu. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for
      poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some
      frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to
      turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a
      community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a
      productive one. We expect members of the Ubuntu community to be
      respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with
      people outside the Ubuntu project, and with users of Ubuntu.

      *Be collaborative.* Ubuntu and Free Software are about
      collaboration and working together. Collaboration reduces
      redundancy of work done in the Free Software world, and improves
      the quality of the software produced. You should aim to
      collaborate with other Ubuntu maintainers, as well as with the
      upstream community that is interested in the work you do. Your
      work should be done transparently and patches from Ubuntu should
      be given back to the community when they are made, not just when
      the distribution releases. If you wish to work on new code for
      existing upstream projects, at least keep those projects informed
      of your ideas and progress. It may not be possible to get
      consensus from upstream or even from your colleagues about the
      correct implementation of an idea, so don't feel obliged to have
      that agreement before you begin, but at least keep the outside
      world informed of your work, and publish your work in a way that
      allows outsiders to test, discuss and contribute to your efforts.

      *When you disagree, consult others.* Disagreements, both political
      and technical, happen all the time and the Ubuntu community is no
      exception. The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or
      differing views but to resolve them constructively. You should
      turn to the community and to the community process to seek advice
      and to resolve disagreements. We have the Technical Board and the
      Community Council, both of which will help to decide the right
      course for Ubuntu. There are also several Project Teams and Team
      Leaders, who may be able to help you figure out which direction
      will be most acceptable. If you really want to go a different way,
      then we encourage you to make a derivative distribution or
      alternative set of packages available using the Ubuntu Package
      Management framework, so that the community can try out your
      changes and ideas for itself and contribute to the discussion.

      *When you are unsure, ask for help.* Nobody knows everything, and
      nobody is expected to be perfect in the Ubuntu community (except
      of course the SABDFL). Asking questions avoids many problems down
      the road, and so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked
      should be responsive and helpful. However, when asking a question,
      care must be taken to do so in an appropriate forum. Off-topic
      questions, such as requests for help on a development mailing
      list, detract from productive discussion.

      *Step down considerately.* Developers on every project come and go
      and Ubuntu is no different. When you leave or disengage from the
      project, in whole or in part, we ask that you do so in a way that
      minimises disruption to the project. This means you should tell
      people you are leaving and take the proper steps to ensure that
      others can pick up where you leave off.

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