FreeBSD Developers Arguing Over Their New Code of Conduct
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 17 July 2015 at 09:49 AM EDT. 53 Comments
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The latest drama in the FreeBSD world are over differing views with the project's new code of conduct.

Like most open-source projects these days, the FreeBSD core developers decided to come up with a code of conduct in an effort to prevent discrimination, etc. The FreeBSD Code of Conduct was made public this week on this FreeBSD.org web page.

However, not everyone is in agreement over the code of conduct or its need. Johannes Jost Meixner of FreeBSD started this thread over his concerns and that he may cease public contributions to FreeBSD:
The code of conduct explicitly states that discrimination based on gender is one such issue that is -explicitly- forbidden, and that interpersonal communication is to be kept civil, tolerant and impersonal.

Obviously, when a member of the FreeBSD community sets out to collect quote "male tears" unquote, I see this as a huge disservice to the advocacy of the FreeBSD project, and there is a time and place for making my dissent public. I have kept quiet over the whole affair that was spurred by my taunting that person on Twitter; today that person has gone too far.

I - as a male - feel not only not tolerated, but also discriminated against, because the action so taken has shown that the person taking this action (while celebrating the code of conduct) does not value it in the slightest.
You can read the linked thread above if you're interested in the fighting over FreeBSD's code of conduct. It was also brought up in the discussion that there's only five women committing to the FreeBSD project of 400 in total.
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