I’ve finally had time to review the CPG. Generally, I agree with the content and couldn’t make any suggestions in terms of missing content. Also, I’ve learned quite a few new English words However, I have the following questions and observations:
Keep Private Matters Separate from Participation
Some Mozillians may identify with activities or organizations that do not support the same inclusion and diversity standards as Mozilla. When this is the case:
a) Support for exclusionary practices must not be carried into Mozilla activities.
b) Support for exclusionary practices in non-Mozilla activities should not be expressed in Mozilla spaces (which extends to Mozilla-hosted events, even if not in our spaces).
© If (a) and (b) are met, other Mozillians should treat this as a private matter, not a Mozilla issue.
I’m not sure I understand that part. Could somebody try to explain this to me before I give feedback on it?
These guidelines work in conjunction with our Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, which sets out protections for, and obligations of, Mozilla employees. The Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy is crafted with specific legal definitions and requirements in mind.
Do these guidelines only matter for employees? Are there any parts in there that are not currently covered by the CPG draft but might be valuable to include?
After reading further down: it seems those only apply to employees. As this is mentioned further down, I might suggest to remove the first occurrence to not have a duplicate paragraph.
Think about how you might facilitate alternate ways to contribute or participate. If you find yourself dominating a discussion, step back. Make way for other voices and listen actively to them.
As this paragraph is not indented, I’m not sure where that belongs to. If it belongs to the previous paragraph about “Be inclusive”, I think those points were already made before the bullet point list and that paragraph might be a duplicate.
Sustained disruption of events, forums, or meetings, including talks and presentations, will not be tolerated. This includes: …
Question for others: do you think this paragraph includes interrupting somebody when they are speaking? I had to look up “heckle” to come to a conclusion of “yes, it does” for me.
And some suggestions regarding grammar (not a native English speaker, so my suggestions might be wrong):
- Double space before “It doesn’t matter how you identify yourself…”
- "These guidelines exist to enable diverse individuals and groups interact and collaborate to mutual advantage. " --> “These guidelines exist to enable diverse individuals and groups to interact and collaborate to mutual advantage.”
- “Participating in Mozilla offsites and trainings.” -> no other bullet list item has a period at the end, this one has
- “can result in you being ask to leave an event” -> “can result in you being asked to leave an event”