Are Codes of Conduct Dangerous to Open Source Software Development?


Codes of Conduct have often been pushed to create “safer” environments, while opponents sometimes find such codes repressive and suffocating. But are Codes of Conduct a real danger to the development of open source software?

One developer, fearing for the loss of his job, posted his anonymous response to what he thinks are dangerous Codes of Conduct….The post by the anonymous developer comes at an interesting time since a new movement has arisen to prevent the institution of Codes of Conduct in open source projects by flatly stating that there will No Code of Conduct.

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