This is a draft policy, based on the discussion in this thread: https://groups.drupal.org/node/411803
The Drupal Association is a non-political organisation and the default position is not to engage in political advocacy. The Drupal Association supports the rights of individuals to voice their views and to promote the discussion of issues on Drupal.org, as long as they are in line with our community Code of Conduct
On rare occasions or in extreme circumstances, issues may arise that potentially affect our community significantly, either in part or as a whole, including issues that might threaten our community mission and values. In these situations, the Drupal Association will take action to protect and advocate on behalf of the community's interest based on the following criteria and process:
- The issue must fall under the mission of the Drupal Association and/or directly relate to the Drupal Project's s stated mission and values including issues regarding general Open Source and Internet activity.
- A public "call for action" will be posted across the most trafficked areas of Drupal.org that highlight the issue in question and gathers feedback from the community about any possible action that should be taken by the Drupal Association, including banners or other site wide advertising.
- If the feedback from the community is in the order of magnitude of 500 responses, and there is consensus about the action to be taken and its implementation details, the action will proceed.
- If the feedback from the community does not meet the volume required or consensus can not be reached, the Drupal Association will take no additional action.