[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2009 beer event
philip at fosdem.org
Mon Dec 29 16:48:46 CET 2008
On 2008-12-29 16:38:16 (+0100), Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Philip Paeps wrote:
> > On 2008-12-29 16:07:04 (+0100), Christophe Vandeplas <cvandeplas at fosdem.org> wrote:
> >> On 12/29/08 3:58 PM, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> >>> Is this beer event non-smoking ?
> >> In Belgium the legislation is so that:
> >> - No smoking in restaurants
> >> - In Bars it's allowed to smoke.
> >> Usually bars have a smoking and non-smoking area.
> > HAHAHAHAHA! Delusions!
> > Expect to be engulfed by a cloud of poisonous gasses at all times during the
> > FOSDEM beer event. There is no space for a non-smoking area. It's a bar, and
> > we fill it. Completely and utterly. Down to the last square ångström.
> If the bar is completely filled by FOSDEM people, we can ask everyone not
> to smoke inside. There is no law in Belgium forbidding to make an event
> And since most countries already have laws to disallow smoking in bars
> (and Belgium will introduce them as well if we ever get a government that
> can make decisions again) I don't see why we cannot protect the
> non-smoking people and ask smokers to go outside.
> There are more smoking than non-smoking people.
I am perfectly happy with asking FOSDEM people not to smoke. I can't however
enforce anything (nor do I want to) and I definitely don't have any kind of
control over the non-FOSDEM people (the seven or eight of them that will still
fit) in the bar.
It's easier all round to just accept whatever the bar's default policy on
No, I don't like it either. I don't smoke tobacco. There are a million
things on my FOSDEM TODO list, I don't have time to fight windmills. If
someone would like to try to enforce a non-smoking policy at the beer event, I
won't stop them. I won't have time to help them either though.
Philip Paeps Please don't Cc me, I am
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