In an open source community, the meritocracy is the main failsafe against crooks. It forces you to do the work in order to earn the respect and power in the community.

Imposing a code of conduct it’s a convenient trick to gain that power without contributing anything in return.You see, psychopaths hate to work but love the power.

Meritocracy is NOT “the idea that individuals should be measured on the basis of their intellectual contributions”, but rather than the contributions must be measured by what they are and not by who made them.