From: [personal profile] mjg59
Society as a whole doesn't have a single shared set of behavioural expectations - they're fundamentally influenced by culture and background. So when you have a set of people that's drawn from a cross section of those differing expectations you need to define what your expectations are. They may end up looking like the behavioural expectations for a single part of society, but given a large enough community you're going to have members whose social norms don't look like those considered acceptable within your community. Managing that is part of community leadership.

As far as discipline goes - you have no right to be part of a community. That community is free to impose conditions on your membership. You can quibble over whether it's genuinely "disciplining" if you can avoid it by simply choosing to no longer be part of the community, but I don't think most people would agree.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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