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

Sanel Zukan sanelz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 12:37:09 CET 2015


Imifos <imifos at gmail.com> writes:
> 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.

Because the idea of a Code of Conduct on a conference like FOSDEM (where
we preach free software _like free speech_) is not only ridiculous, but
abysmal. Beside, no one gave you sarcastic response, but realistic - it
is up to you how will decipher it.

My 2c.

> On 30 October 2015 at 11:25, Christophe Vandeplas <christophe at vandeplas.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> experience.
>>
>>
>> Kind regards
>> Christophe
>>
>> 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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