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

Christophe Vandeplas christophe at vandeplas.com
Fri Oct 30 11:25:42 CET 2015

It's funny how some subjects become a repeatable story a few months
before FOSDEM  .

I've spend many years into organising FOSDEM, and I must say that
during this time, I've have learned very interesting things about
human behavior.

In the end from what I learned, (but then again I'm not organiser
anymore), the best thing will probably be to print the whole Belgian
legislation into the FOSDEM Brochure.  Fortunately we can exclude the
European one, as all EU laws need to be transcribed into local law as
I understood.

This Code is definitely more complete than an ad-hoc Code of Conduct
written by geeks that are far away from the reality and don't have the

Kind regards

PS: if the irony is unclear: Let's also publish a FOSDEM driving-rules
for the conference ground. I guess that this will definitely clear
things out in addition to the Belgian driving rules....

On 29 October 2015 at 23:03, Tom Marble <tmarble at info9.net> wrote:
> 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?
> --Tom
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