[Koha] Comment: Koha Community Code of Conduct

glaws glawson at rhcl.org
Sat Sep 27 07:49:05 NZST 2014

I have some concerns about the Koha Community Code of Conduct posted here:


My specific concern is the second bullet point:

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  * ---snip---
  * Verbal, graphic or written comments related to gender, gender
    identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body
    size, race or religion

which seems overly broad.


If, during a conference breaking for lunch, I say to a group of
attendees "I'm Buddhist, is there a vegetarian restaurant near here?", I
would seem to have violated this point (verbal...comment...religion).

Or if I'm a presenter, and I make a comment for illustrative purposes,
like "Just as people come in all sizes, libraries also vary in size and
Koha is great for all of them", have I violated the code?

Or if I'm with a group of attendees planning on going out somewhere, and
I say "I have <insert any health problem>, and I can't walk with you
that far", is that a violation?

I would like to suggest that the wording for this particular point
include something to the effect that the references must be obviously
negative in nature or perhaps intended to give offense to to an average
person _based_on_some_reasonable_standard_.

Greg Lawson

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