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

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:
>>>> 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.
>>>   *
>>>   *
>> 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.

Given that we do want to maintain a positive environment and the number
of complaints has grown without any visible response from the W3C
(despite often informal off-list emails), in order to not catch people
by surprise, we are mailing people both onlist about the general policy
and formal process - and new off-list e-mails have been sent about
particular incidents that have already led to complaint.

While prognostications can be incorrect regardless of the best of
intentions, we appreciate technical contributions and we look forward to
more technical contributions from Anders as well as the rest of this
mailing list. For example, native messaging is an interesting topic.



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