[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2009 beer event

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Dec 30 14:24:06 CET 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Philip Paeps wrote:

> On 2008-12-30 09:23:55 (+0100), Bruno Costacurta <bcostacurta at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with you : the smokers, as a minority, should go outside to smoke,
>> and I would expect the FOSDEM organization to take this logical decision.
> The FOSDEM organization is in the business of organizing one of the largest
> open source conferences in Europe.  It may surprise you that that keeps us
> busy enough not to have "spare time" to own bars or take other steps to rid
> the world of tobacco smokers.
> Of course, if you would like to go on a no-smoking crusade at the FOSDEM beer
> event, no member of the FOSDEM organization is going to stop you.

Would it harm to ask politely on the website (and in future communication) 
to smoke outside whenever possible ? I never said I wanted a crusade, but 
do we need laws (or crusades) for common sense to prevail ? I would hope 

If the organisation asks for it, it has more influence than anything 
outsiders (or participants) are able to achieve during the beer event. And 
it would only take a minute out of your busy schedule (probably less than 
reading this thread ;-)).

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