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[2/4] CoC: Correct punctuation

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John Darrington Aug. 27, 2016, 6:19 p.m. UTC
From: John Darrington <jmd@gnu.org>

* CODE-OF-CONDUCT: "others" is plural. Hence the apostrophe follows
the "s".
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 CODE-OF-CONDUCT | 2 +-
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Efraim Flashner Aug. 28, 2016, 9:19 a.m. UTC | #1
On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 08:19:37PM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
> From: John Darrington <jmd@gnu.org>
> 
> * CODE-OF-CONDUCT: "others" is plural. Hence the apostrophe follows
> the "s".
> ---
>  CODE-OF-CONDUCT | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/CODE-OF-CONDUCT b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
> index 0458fd7..22a0446 100644
> --- a/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
> +++ b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
> @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
>  * Personal attacks
>  * Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
>  * Public or private harassment
> -* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic
> +* Publishing others' private information, such as physical or electronic
>  addresses, without explicit permission
>  * Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
>  
> -- 
> 2.1.4
> 

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant
(http://contributor-covenant.org), version 1.3.0, available at
http://contributor-covenant.org/version/1/3/0/

I would rather see what they have to saw about it upstream.
...actually, upstream has "other's"
John Darrington Aug. 28, 2016, 9:52 a.m. UTC | #2
On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 12:19:15PM +0300, Efraim Flashner wrote:
     On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 08:19:37PM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
     > +++ b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
     > @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
     >  * Personal attacks
     >  * Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
     >  * Public or private harassment
     > -* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic
     > +* Publishing others' private information, such as physical or electronic
     >  addresses, without explicit permission
     >  * Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
     
     This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant
     (http://contributor-covenant.org), version 1.3.0, available at
     http://contributor-covenant.org/version/1/3/0/
     
     I would rather see what they have to saw about it upstream.
     ...actually, upstream has "other's"

"other's" would imply that publishing one person's details is unacceptable,
but publishing many persons' is ok.  Whereas, "others'" means that publishing
anybody's details is unacceptable.

See http://queens-english-society.org/qes-useful-guides-to-english/punctuation

J'
Leo Famulari Aug. 30, 2016, 1:52 a.m. UTC | #3
On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 11:52:52AM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 12:19:15PM +0300, Efraim Flashner wrote:
>      On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 08:19:37PM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
>      > +++ b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
>      > @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
>      >  * Personal attacks
>      >  * Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
>      >  * Public or private harassment
>      > -* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic
>      > +* Publishing others' private information, such as physical or electronic
>      >  addresses, without explicit permission
>      >  * Other unethical or unprofessional conduct
>      
>      This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant
>      (http://contributor-covenant.org), version 1.3.0, available at
>      http://contributor-covenant.org/version/1/3/0/
>      
>      I would rather see what they have to saw about it upstream.
>      ...actually, upstream has "other's"
> 
> "other's" would imply that publishing one person's details is unacceptable,
> but publishing many persons' is ok.  Whereas, "others'" means that publishing
> anybody's details is unacceptable.

The current wording is, at best, awkward. But, I think this patch should
be sent upstream so all adopters of the Contributor Covenant can benefit
from the clarification.

https://github.com/ContributorCovenant/contributor_covenant
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diff --git a/CODE-OF-CONDUCT b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
index 0458fd7..22a0446 100644
--- a/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
+++ b/CODE-OF-CONDUCT
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@  Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
 * Personal attacks
 * Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
 * Public or private harassment
-* Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic
+* Publishing others' private information, such as physical or electronic
 addresses, without explicit permission
 * Other unethical or unprofessional conduct