[FOSDEM] FOSDEM Code of Conduct

Niels Laukens niels at fosdem.org
Sun Nov 15 20:21:42 CET 2015

It should be back online. Sorry for the glitch.


On 2015-11-15 20:12, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 15/11/15 20:04, Mario Torre wrote:
>> 2015-11-12 21:09 GMT+01:00 Johan van Selst <johans at fosdem.org>:
>>> Johan van Selst wrote:
>>>> Just a short note to let the community know that the FOSDEM staff has
>>>> not been ignoring the discussion about appropriate conduct,
>>>> inclusiveness and harassment at conferences. We do take these issues
>>>> seriously. The organisation wishes to provide a safe and welcoming
>>>> environment for all participants and does not condone offensive
>>>> behaviour. This is already established policy.
>>>> There will be a FOSDEM Code of Conduct that clarifies the position of
>>>> the organisation in this regard. We plan to publish this text soon.
>>> The text of the FOSDEM Code of Conduct has been published on our website
>>>         https://fosdem.org/2016/practical/conduct
>> I can't access this anymore, is it a known problem?
> Same problem here... I'm guessing they are tweaking the web site and it
> will be back soon.
> I extracted a copy from the Google caches, here it is:
>> Code of Conduct
>> In order to keep FOSDEM a fun, interesting and positive experience for everybody, we expect participants to follow the guidelines below.
>> FOSDEM aims to be a free, open and cooperative event. This means we expect collaboration from all the FOSDEM participants, and for everybody to behave respectfully towards all others, including those that are different or think differently from yourself.
>> Please be helpful, considerate, friendly and respectful towards all other participants and respect the environment. We don't condone harassment or offensive behaviour at our conference. We consider it against our values as human beings. We're voicing our strong, unequivocal support of exemplary behaviour by all participants.
>> Please remember that all FOSDEM participants are here by invitation of the conference organisers and the ULB. We expect all participants to follow this Code of Conduct during the conference and related events. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference and/or banned from formal participation in future events.
>> Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of our coordinating team (contact details below).
>> Thank you for your help in making FOSDEM a success and pleasant for all the people involved.
>> Contact details
>>     E-mail: conduct at fosdem.org
>>     Phone (during the event only): to be announced
>>     Or ask any staff member during the event to help you locate a team member.
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