When a conflict arises in a Free Software project in which you participate,
- In Matrix or IRC chat,
- On the Fediverse,
- In issue comments,
- Around disagreement about some code/roadmap/policy/design/project decision,
What do you do, how do you attend to the conflict? What are the common results and outcomes?
What do you (or someone else) do that works?
What do you (or someone else) do that doesn’t work?
What’s your dream about how the conflict would be attended, that you’d be proud of?
Who else and where else should I ask these questions?
I’m exploring the possibility and relevance of creating a conflict engagement system for the Free Software community (the Fediverse is also a potential audience - do you find it as important to focus on? Or even more important?). And in the service of that, I’m asking these exploration questions.
This is part of my exploration into bringing nonviolent organizational systems to the Free Software community, supporting us to organize better and thus increase our collective capacity to work towards our humanity-serving purposes and goals.
I also asked these on the Fediverse.