15 Apr 2022 [culture]

Haveno adopts Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct v2.1

Haveno1 has adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct version 2.12, after erciccione3’s recent commit4 to the official repository:

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. [..]

The Contributor Covenant was created by Coraline Ada Ehmke5, an open source dev, advocate, and LGBT activist.

Althought this has already been adopted by a lot of open-source projects since 2014, both the CoC and its creator have been surrounded by controversy6789.

The enforcement of a political document10 in FLOSS projects has raised concerns over exposing the open source world to anti-meritocracy proponents and the inherent conflict with the status quo, code is law, mantra:

This seems antithetical to the often-needed brutal honesty that promotes the best code. I don’t want to be saddled with inferior code because someone’s feelings might have been hurt. The priority should be towards “excellence in code” over “excellence in politics”. (ReinsBrain)11

It will be interesting to see when and how exactly this will be enforced with Haveno and how the Monero community will react.

  1. https://haveno.exchange 

  2. https://github.com/haveno-dex/.github/blob/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md 

  3. https://github.com/erciccione 

  4. https://github.com/haveno-dex/.github/commit/3806f8b1e56fea10111bfffed74194b591786685 

  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coraline_Ada_Ehmke 

  6. https://github.com/opal/opal/issues/941 

  7. https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8a104f8b5867#r30621946 

  8. https://itsfoss.com/linux-code-of-conduct/ 

  9. https://www.allegro.cc/forums/thread/616388 

  10. https://nitter.net/CoralineAda/status/1041465346656530432#m 

  11. https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8a104f8b5867#r30611834