Canonical Investigates Abusive Ubuntu Posts
Some Ubuntu community email lists allegedly contain abusive and intimidating content, WorksWithU reported on June 10. Some readers dismissed our coverage as overreacting. But apparently, Canonical is taking the situation seriously and is now investigating the issue.
According to a follow-up report published June 17, 2009 on The Register:
Canonical is investigating what has been reported as “abuse” and “intimidation” of unnamed members of the Ubuntu community email lists. The investigation will produce a set of guidelines that will help decide when to escalate future posts of a similar nature for action to Ubuntu’s overall governing board, the community council.
We’re sorry to hear about the alleged abuse and intimidation. But we’re pleased to see Canonical taking a closer look at the situation.