I hereby propose to be a contact person and help other community members feel safe when they are in a space for which the SecureDrop Community is responsible (e.g. this forum or other online resources as well as community events).
I’ve been involved with SecureDrop since June 2017 and helped create community driven online resources and organize events since that time. The mutual respect and friendly interactions that existed in the SecureDrop project when I joined were and are still a major motivation for me to improve the software and help people use it. I believe this good spirit was preserved and prospered as the community grew.
I also acknowledge that we are all humans and tensions are inevitable. When disputes escalate or people are threatened, I believe a Code of Conduct is what we need. But I also believe tension can be resolved most of the time, as long as we do our best to communicate and understand each other.
I read all communications (forum, chat, issues, prs, etc) in our relatively small community and I pledge to be available whenever tensions starts to build. I agree that my name is listed prominently as a contact person when and if someone needs help. I can commit to this until May 2019.
Defusing tension is something I’m already doing when I can and in a horizontal community nobody needs to propose a platform to do the same. However, being listed prominently as a contact person is something different. It means other community members implicitly agree that interactions with me are likely to make the SecureDrop Community safer rather than the opposite.
If there is a consensus within two weeks, I will do the needful for my name to be listed prominently as a contact person. If there is no consensus I will call for a vote.