[FOSDEM] It's time for a Code of Conduct

Steve Mynott steve.mynott at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 00:17:09 CET 2015


On 29 October 2015 at 22:03, Tom Marble <tmarble at info9.net> wrote:

> FOSDEM is a fantastic conference and the only thing I can
> think of that would make it better is publishing a Code of Conduct:

Really?  This is pure assertion on your part. I understand you are
well meaning but I believe you should think this through.

At best its an unread and unenforceable paragraph of what is
ultimately political waffle at the end of a booklet.

At worse it's the potential to end up as any number of pointless
arguments about what should or should not be allowed and a direct
attack on what people can say.   There are plenty of existing examples
of this which can be discovered with Google and a few minutes.

The strength of FOSDEM over the last 15 or so years has been its
relative openness and lack of this sort of politics.

> Will the FOSDEM 2016 edition have a CoC?

I sincerely hope not.

S


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