Verified Commit 47d8a677 authored by Jonas Witschel's avatar Jonas Witschel
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Remove most of the "Freedom" section and include relevant part in preamble

The "Freedom" section is very verbose and its purpose for the Code of Conduct
is not entirely clear. The most relevant part seems to be the last few
sentences (basically "these rules are necessary limitations to create a
functioning community"). Extract these and move them to the preamble, remove
the rest of the section.
parent c99c60dc
......@@ -15,6 +15,12 @@ Familiarising yourself with the principles and guidelines here is both a courtes
and an effective way of making your initial interactions with other Arch Linux users mutually
beneficial.
The rules laid out in this document are necessary limitations to create a community that is useful
and welcoming to everybody. They allow members to satisfy all contributive impulses without
aggravating themselves or encroaching on the freedom of others. Embracing these principles and
obeying the guidelines therefore benefits the entire community by providing freedom from the
disorder and other oppressive, harmful and negative consequences of a more chaotic approach.
_Table of contents_:
[[_TOC_]]
......@@ -185,28 +191,6 @@ only be provided for the Arch Linux distribution and the Arch User Repository. P
and requesting support for, derivative distributions or operating systems other than Arch Linux are
prohibited.
### Freedom
_Liberty_ is the state of being unencumbered by oppressive authority, whereas _freedom_ is the
ability to demonstrate self determination. Therefore, we must all sacrifice a small degree of
liberty in order to enjoy certain freedoms. While the free and open exchange of assistance, speech,
ideas and opinions is highly regarded and encouraged in the Arch community, it must be noted that
the freedom granted to participants is not unbounded; rather, it is _relative freedom_. It
co-exists, along with the entire Arch Linux distribution, within the boundaries of the above
guidelines and principles. Complaints of censorship or intolerance are therefore baseless and
unfounded, since this necessary framework must simultaneously provide reasonable limitations. To
illustrate, we are aware of the physical laws which govern energy and matter, yet we do not
complain of their oppression. Instead, we recognize that such laws are essential for our welfare.
Likewise, the Arch community's high standards reflected in these guidelines regulate community
freedom for the common good and protection of all. The key, then, to true freedom in this community
is to cultivate benevolence toward others and to harmonize our attitude with the Arch Way by
bringing only benefits to our peers. This allows members to satisfy all contributive impulses
without aggravating themselves or encroaching on the freedom of others. Embracing the above
principles and obeying the guidelines therefore benefits the entire community by providing freedom
from the disorder and other oppressive, harmful and negative consequences of a more chaotic
approach.
## Enforcement
If the staff in any of the fora considers that a member's behaviour is unacceptable and warrants
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