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

Sanel Zukan sanelz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 12:57:44 CET 2015


Imifos <imifos at gmail.com> writes:
> Do you understand what you just wrote?

Please enlighten me.

> On 30 October 2015 at 12:37, Sanel Zukan <sanelz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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