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

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Fri Oct 30 14:40:16 CET 2015


On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at redhat.com> wrote:

> I disagree - there are lots of things the organisers can do, even if
> laws are not broken - mediation, excluding attendees, public statements
> of support indicating that incidents are unacceptable.

Perhaps I'm a cynic. Mediation does not work with people causing
trouble on purpose. Excluding attendees does not work at FOSDEM (I've
explained that). Public statements of support for policy do not
dissuade troublemakers. If anything, they encourage them IME.

If we could exclude, that'd be fine. We can't. FOSDEM is open and
unless you propose to bring (I'd estimate at least 20-30) security
guards to check IDs at the various access points, there is no point
asking for this.

> Then there are things that organisers can do when laws are broken...

Yes.

-Pieter


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