Misleading use of "code" in rationale.txt file

Bug #456301 reported by Rhonda D'Vine
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Code of Conduct
Fix Released
Benjamin Mako Hill

Bug Description

        Hi everyone!

 I guess I need to send out some kudos for the undergoing changes,
thanks a lot. :)

 Anyway, I noticed while reading rationale.txt that it confused me a bit
when speaking of code. Especially these two sentences:

| In fact, the vast majority of the Ubuntu community contributes to the
| Ubuntu project is ways other than through writing code and making
| packages. We want our code to reflect this and to speak to the reality
| of the Ubuntu community today.

 Using explict "written code" (source code) in an sentence right next to
the "code" (of conduct) in the next is a bit disturbing. Even though
this might only be a minor nitpick and the document not being published
besided being in the VCS I guess it still would help to clearify in here
that the second code actually is refering to the CoC.

 Maybe more generally using CoC instead of code where it does refer to
the CoC might be helpful.

 Furthermore, even though I can guess that CC refers to the Community
Council it would be helpful to have the acronym explained at first
usage, even though it's explained in the CoC itself. Again, it would be
nice if the document can stand for itself even if it's not that

 And a small typo fix: s/exist with the/exist when the/


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Benjamin Mako Hill (mako) wrote :

Thanks for the hint Rhonda! I've just fixed this (and another minor issue with the rationale document) in my branch.

Changed in ubuntu-codeofconduct:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Benjamin Mako Hill (mako)
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ԜаӀtеr Ⅼарсһуnѕkі (wxl) wrote :

rationale.txt is no longer a part of the repo, but it was merged, so I'm moving this to fix released.

Changed in ubuntu-codeofconduct:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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