Re: Sharing information: About being believable!
About code of conduct: You think those are not helping and it is needed to speak out some truth? Okay, got the challenge. How about trying to discuss about different viewpoints instead doing harassment again some projects got in the past? Especially the kernel-development of Linux got a long list of harsh and insulting language, toxic to the roots itself. Ah, you think this is about YOUR freedom of speech? Okay, and what about the freedom of speech of the person you had insulted? How about the rights and dignity? Why not exactly trying to speak up?
You think a code of conduct is censorship? Think again: This situation resulted within the fact that there was exactly mobbing, sexism, racism and more. There you have one special point mentioned here as politics. Free, libre soft- and hardware should be about inclusion, not exclusion. So while you speak about this you should also respect this integral component at all. And what about meritocracy enough projects had or even have while I'm writing these lines here? Just because somebody seems to be absolute needed for one project or the core components does not make the person absolutely untouchable. Even more the phrase who is doing is always right couldn't be more showing an ugly face of major problems being unsolved until today within the global community of free software and culture. There are many options: Stop talking about "freedom of speech" while marginalizing people suffering even under harassment of society and being excluded from the majority or being literally hunted by hating persons / groups. You want freedom respected? Don't get it wrong as hatred is not a concrete point of view and prejudices cannot help to build further on top of this as the resulting "community" is just more of the known harassment. You think again code of conduct is the wrong way? Okay, give it a proof and stand by the side of marginalized beings, give them support. You don't want to do that? Okay, exactly then you give approval about your point being is not really based on real facts and instead about your own sightings and emotions as you had not to suffer under marginalization (good for you), but you want therefore others to stay into drawers they were put into before by society, just to be some kind of silent and endure more harassment? Democracy is just not a cheap phrase but more a high valuable right, which we have to defend every day again and that is done throughout reflections not just some articles or shoutings, not throughout insults or harsh wordings. This is done by using rational arguments and trying to understand the suffering, being empathic.
And exactly than there is no further need for such a ruleset as a meritocracy is just built on top of prejudices and authoritarian perspective. Everything else is just more of lip services. And I hope nobody has to suffer under the same harassment people had before and because of this different possible versions of a code of conduct were created. I hope also those are just needed for a short amount of time. In my idealistic view this could be some solution, but I'm also aware about the harsh reality where one hatred is just replaced by another one. But you cannot defend fire with fire here as giving people exactly their chance getting out of those drawers some majority and prejudices had put them into before.
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!