[FOSDEM] It's time for a Code of Conduct
steve.mynott at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 12:06:42 CET 2015
I don't agree. I've seen several reasoned arguments *against* the Code
The supporters, however, haven't stated at all clearly exactly why
it's supposed to be a Good Idea or what problems (with examples) they
are trying to fix.
Neither have any of them supplied a draft content Code of Conduct or
explained how it is to be enforced (remembering organisers are
volunteers) but simply said "something must be done by someone other
I could support a something simple like " Be excellent to each other",
"Treat others how you would wish to be treated yourself" or "don't be
an asshole" but anything more complex will descent in arguments about
trivia, The discussion on this list shows exactly how this will
happen. It was obvious this would happen from the first post on the
On 30 October 2015 at 10:38, Imifos <imifos at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a bit shocked by the pattern here… All resistance against the idea of a
> Code of Conduct is formulated by mockery, disrespect and/or sarcasm.
> On 30 October 2015 at 11:25, Christophe Vandeplas <christophe at vandeplas.com>
>> 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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