A discussion about the Code of Conduct for the SecureDrop community started a few months ago and there was no consensus. In that case, a vote can resolve one of the following two problems:
- for a minority to clearly state they are opposed, for their voice to be heard instead of being silenced by the majority
- for a majority to block a minority of vocal community members who pretend there is a consensus
This poll is only about the existence of a Code of Conduct, not its content. The language of the Code of Conduct will then be discussed in a separate thread and is a significant work. This poll is a decision made by the SecureDrop Community and will only influence the spaces it is responsible for.
Should the SecureDrop Community have a Code of Conduct?
The voters will not be displayed, only the Yes and No count. The vote will be closed in two weeks.
Note: The Freedom of the Press Foundation will not be bound by the result of this vote. It is a non profit with a different decision process and is responsible for spaces and events where they can independently choose other rules, points of contact etc.