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Today we've updated the Librem One website with two important documents:

A short guide to staying safe online no matter what online service you are using. Like our policy document we've kept it short and to the point, with links to more detailed, independent resources if you'd like to learn more.

As well as a code of conduct that makes it clear we will respond to reports of harassment, for example on Librem Social, our opt-in social network.

@purism that's a good effort you've made. It would have been better to have the CoC atthe same time as you annunced the service, but better late than never.

However, I'm curious: why did you remove the examples of behaviours that won't be tolerated?

@mathieu @purism "The only change made was to remove the exhaustive list of examples in the interest of readability."

@don @purism the list in the original is not exhaustive, it's merely examples.

And there are good reasons for listing them in the first place.

@mathieu @purism I like that. They say it's for readability, but such examples also tend to attract useless discussions.
I still wish @lunduke would lobby for a TLDR CoC "Be excellent to each other" :)

@danielst that's what many organizations used to have as CoC. It doesn't work.

Listing inappropriate behaviours is one of the most effective parts of CoCs in ensuring healthy, diverse and welcoming communities.

@purism @lunduke

I strongly suggest you consult experienced folks with how Code of Conducts works and how you make them effective. “How to respond to code of conduct reports” is a book available under CC BY-SA, for a starter.

You are basically doing the opposite of what people with experience recommend. You should not take ten years to relearn everything people have learned. We don't have ten extra years, the situation is bad enough already.

@danielst @lunduke

@lunar @purism @danielst @lunduke @mathieu

Purism needs to hire ASAP then fix this CoC & train a moderation team, if they stand any chance to regain any of the trust of the #FreeSoftware community at this point.

@purism Your code of conduct is way better than the ones used by gafam, who says basically «we pretend to care for harassement, but actually, we don't give a fuck».

“If you see something illegal, report it to the relevant authorities. They are best equipped to handle illegal content.”

Seriously, have you ever talked to a trans person about how their interactions with the “relevant authorities” usually go?

In some places in the world, governments have explicit laws in place to target gay and queer folks. Do you believe that makes it fair for their resident to experience homophobic hate speech?

I'd like to assume you are better than that.

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