I would like to start a discussion about conduct.
Yes this discussion happened before and got shelved. Here we are again 5 years later and the people who caused that discussion to happen are still present in the community and are still very toxic to the community growth. Discourse (the forum software) and the flagging features have done well to clean up some but it still hasn’t cleared the cancer.
Honestly 5 years ago it was more of a novelty. In 2019 it has become a standard.
A notable change between that post and this one is the acquisition of Digium and accompanying stewardship of the Asterisk project.
Sangoma announced one of my favorite people @jsmith as the VP of Open Source Community development.
On his github bio it says
Jared Smith is an open source evangelist and developer. He focuses on improving the health and hygiene of open source contributor communities.
He may be one of the best people to lead this conversation in the current environment.
I think I have done well over the years to make my positions known on things. I would like to hear from others and see what exactly the community at large thinks.
No doubt this post will attract some of the toxic folks too so flag away as needed.