Hi, back from the Hackathon in Jerusalem, where technical collaboration
worked at its best. :)
I have been asking hackathon participants about their opinions on the Code
of Conduct, especially among volunteers that haven't participated in the
draft. The replies could be mainly classified in two groups: "about time --
sorry that I couldn't follow all the discussion" and "right, but is there
really a problem...?".
Since there have been some questions about the types of problems we have in
our technical spaces, I have tried to provide an overview at
Please have a look. The fact that Wikimedia technical spaces seem to have
less problems than other corners of the movement doesn't mean that there
are no problems at all. Andre and I deal with reports of different types
basically every month.
For us, the proposal for a Code of Conduct with a process to handle reports
by a community committee represents a better process than the current
ad-hoc approach that the WMF Developer Relations team has to maintain in
response to the complaints we receive.
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation