Are Codes of Conduct a threat to open source projects?

Codes of Conduct have often been pushed to create “safer” environments, while opponents sometimes find such codes repressive and suffocating. But are Codes of Conduct a real danger to the development of open source software?

One developer, fearing for the loss of his job, posted his anonymous response to what he thinks are dangerous Codes of Conduct.

From the anonymous developer’s post on Google Drive:

Hello. I’m a professional web developer, but you can’t verify that by looking at this page. I’m afraid to post this content under my real name because I’m around people who would try to get me fired from a job I love, or worse. Still, I need to get something off my chest in a space I control.

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