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Re: Next steps and note to mailing list about Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:43:52 +0100
Message-ID: <54E6AD78.4090205@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>


On 02/20/2015 04:33 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Harry Halpin wrote:
>> On 02/20/2015 03:46 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>> * Harry Halpin wrote:
>>>> On 02/20/2015 01:40 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>>>> * Harry Halpin wrote:
>>>>>> However, several times on this mailing list we've had behavior, both
>>>>>> onlist and even off-list, that some are viewing as not particularly
>>>>>> constructive. In response to these complaints, we'd like to draw the
>>>>>> attention of everyone to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/cepc/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We understand that e-mails are often sent in haste and emotions can run
>>>>>> high, but we must remember to treat each other with respect,
>>>>>> professionalism, fairness, and sensitivity to our many differences and
>>>>>> strengths. While we have perhaps been lax in this, from now on we will
>>>>>> enforce our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:  patterns of
>>>>>> behavior that systematically violate the code of conduct will be
>>>>>> referred to an ombudsman for determination of next steps, and a personal
>>>>>> note will be sent beforehand.
>>>>>
>>>>> I do not agree with any of that, but I would welcome if you would stop
>>>>> your personal attacks against Anders Rundgren on this list, e.g.
>>>>>
>>>>>   * http://www.w3.org/mid/54B7CCE3.2010508@w3.org
>>>>>   * http://www.w3.org/mid/54C12AF7.8010400@w3.org
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Bjoern, but note [...]
>>>
>>> When should we expect "determination of next steps" from the "ombudsman"
>>> regarding your behavior towards the victim of your attacks?
>>
>> Please see the Code of Conduct. Anyone can file a complaint at anytime
>> as given by the procedures.
> 
> Please do whatever might help to stop your attacks, and please let us
> know when we should expect progress reports.
> 

I would personally would prefer constructive technical discussions
rather than predicting the success or failure of an standardization
effort, particularly when historically its shown such prediction may be
incorrect. It is, after all, the job of the chair with support of the
staff to keep the group on-topic with technical discussion rather than
get lost in the weeds of prognostication. If one does not agree with the
topic and cannot agree with the Code of Conduct, the sensible thing to
do would probably be to leave the mailing list and devote energies
elsewhere.

        cheers,
            harry
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