I really wasn’t planning on entering the code of conduct discussion that is going on in the developer community at the moment. Last time I did, I got called at best, a White Knight, and at worst… well that would breach any decent CoC every written.
Disclaimer: This is all personal opinion and as such, should be taken as my view of the world, and not fact.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have noticed me banging on a lot about conferences and codes of conduct lately. You’ll probably be a bit bored about my constant posturing by now, and I know I’ve lost followers because of it, so I’d like to brain dump what I think of codes of conduct, and why, in my opinion, they are so important.