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

Sanel Zukan sanelz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 09:44:35 CET 2015

Tom Marble <tmarble at info9.net> writes:
> FOSDEM Organizers:
> FOSDEM is a fantastic conference and the only thing I can
> think of that would make it better is publishing a Code of Conduct:
> http://www.sarahmei.com/blog/2015/02/01/the-fosdem-conundrum/
> https://twitter.com/fosdem/status/561885201383821312
> Will the FOSDEM 2016 edition have a CoC?


I think this should be done per room/project basis if admin prefers so I
can choose whether to participate in that room or not. Your links are
jokes (open statement and a joke) and if you have issues with them, I
believe you are not familiar with cultural differences or not
understainding writer intentions.

Some cultures has really open joke format just as some cultures are
using cursing words openly, so should I be offended if someone mention 'f*ck'
because his/her projector is not working or because he tried to visually
explain his problem?

FOSDEM is open conference and if CoC (good name btw) is going to be
enforced, what to expect in a years after that? Dress code or shaved
faces, because someone finds that offending?

> --Tom


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