[FOSDEM] FOSDEM Code of Conduct

Dave Neary dneary at redhat.com
Fri Oct 30 16:19:43 CET 2015

Thank you Johan,

It is great to know the position of the organising team, and put a
contentious topic to bed once and for all.

I'm looking forward to another great conference this year!


On 10/30/2015 10:01 AM, Johan van Selst wrote:
> Just a short note to let the community know that the FOSDEM staff has
> not been ignoring the discussion about appropriate conduct,
> inclusiveness and harassment at conferences. We do take these issues
> seriously. The organisation wishes to provide a safe and welcoming
> environment for all participants and does not condone offensive
> behaviour. This is already established policy.
> There will be a FOSDEM Code of Conduct that clarifies the position of
> the organisation in this regard. We plan to publish this text soon.
> For several years already, FOSDEM has had a coordinator for concerns
> regarding social conduct at the conference (name and mobile telephone
> number have been published on the first page of the visitor booklet).
> For the next event, we plan to have a small coordination team, with
> simple and clear contact information.
> Regarding accessibility, we are aware that the conference location is
> not ideal for everybody. We try to be as accommodating as possible to
> attendees with accessibility needs. For several years, we have also had
> a coordinator who can be approached with any questions regarding this
> (again, name and telephone number are in the booklet).
> Best regards,
> Johan van Selst
> on behalf of the FOSDEM team
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