[openstack-dev] Constructive Conversations

Chris Behrens cbehrens at codestud.com
Tue Mar 18 19:25:08 UTC 2014

On Mar 18, 2014, at 11:57 AM, Matt Riedemann <mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> […]
> Not to detract from what you're saying, but this is 'meh' to me. My company has some different kind of values thing every 6 months it seems and maybe it's just me but I never really pay attention to any of it.  I think I have to put something on my annual goals/results about it, but it's just fluffy wording.
> To me this is a self-policing community, if someone is being a dick, the others should call them on it, or the PTL for the project should stand up against it and set the tone for the community and culture his project wants to have.  That's been my experience at least.
> Maybe some people would find codifying this helpful, but there are already lots of wikis and things that people can't remember on a daily basis so adding another isn't probably going to help the problem. Bully's don't tend to care about codes, but if people stand up against them in public they should be outcast.

I agree with the goals and sentiment of Kurt’s message. But, just to add a little to Matt’s reply: Let’s face it. Everyone has a bad day now and then. It’s easier for some people to lose their cool over others. Nothing’s going to change that.

- Chris

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