Welcoming ≠ Accepting – State of Progress

An open and welcoming environment means conversing politely with anyone in the world and also treating everyone with equal respect. It does not by any means imply welcoming and accepting every proposed idea or contribution.

When maintainers say NO to a proposed idea or contribution, that’s it. There is no obligation whatsoever to accept anything at all, just because a project is open source.

Apparently, even after a maintainer’s NO, there can be space for further conversation and clarification, but this is as far as it goes. A polite and respectful NO is and should always be considered a valid and acceptable answer.[/quote]


Et ça s’applique un peu partout : « Non » est une réponse aussi valide que « Oui » et devrait être acceptée comme telle.