Code of Conduct at events

Mark Brown broonie at
Mon Nov 15 17:22:27 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 01:37:41PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Bill Allombert writes ("Re: Code of Conduct at events"):

> > What happened was the opposite: two developpers manhandled a third
> > one.  The third one get expelled from Debconf. The two did not get
> > real sanction beyond being sermoned. But of course the public memory
> > of the event is different.

> That's unfortunate, if true.  I wasn't there so I can't comment.

There's a fairly detailed writeup in the debian-private archives if you
wish to look; FWIW the incident referred to above was one of a series of
incidents that occurred over an extended period.

> > This is the problem with your proposal: your proposal is more about
> > defining a set of rules that events organizers have to follow than
> > rules that participants have to follow.
> It's not about "rules that organisers have to follow".  When an event
> organiser writes "this is our policy about XYZ" in the README, that
> means that they are /choosing/ to set out these rules and /promising/
> to follow them.
> > But how the organizers will be held accountable ? What information
> > will be used to make the decisions ?
> In the usual ways that project organisers are held accountable.  
> (Or, are not, in some contexts.)
> Ian.
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