Yet Another Boring Discussion About The CoC

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Mon Jan 4 15:12:24 UTC 2010


On 04/01/2010 16:01, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> On Mon, January 4, 2010 06:26, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010, Odd wrote:
>>> RobertHoltzman wrote:
>>>> Small quibble: if you want to get technical that's a request not an
>>>> imperative.
>>> Small quibble: where did he say it wasn't a request?
>> Nowhere, but a request isn't a requirement.
> Contrary to popular belief, Ubuntu is not a democracy but a meritocracy,
> with Mark Shuttleworth as the SABDFL (Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator
> for Life).
> If Mark Shuttleworth requests something, you'd better interpret it as an
> imperative.

Actually, most mailing lists aren't a democracy either. They operate
more like a private club. When you sign up, you agree to the rules...
whether implicitly or explicitly. You are expected to educate yourself
on the rules and adhere to them as part of your membership.

There may be discussions later on on the rules themselves... but the
council managing the list (or private club, for that matter) decides,
given their stated governance model.


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