[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Code of Conduct - revised draft

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Fri Nov 25 14:11:10 EST 2011

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011, Alice Boxhall <appletea at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you see or hear a speaker/attendee displaying any behaviour which
> is disallowed by the code of conduct and which is distressing to you
> or another attendee, or have any other concerns, please contact a
> member of the Linux Australia Event staff.

I don't think that it should be a requirement that someone be "distressed" for 
a report to be made.  I think that there would be no downside to changing the 
above paragraph to remove "and which is distressing to you or another 
attendee, ".

> The event organisers or Linux Australia may take any or all of the
> following measures:
> - The alleged offender may be asked to stop or modify their behaviour.
> - The alleged offender may be warned that enforcement action will be
> taken if the behaviour continues.
> - If the behaviour continues, the alleged offender may be asked to
> immediately leave the venue and/or be prohibited from continuing to
> attend the event (without reimbursement).
> - The incident may be reported to the appropriate authorities.

The more extreme behavior justifies immediate expulsion from the conference 
without an "if the behavior continues" clause.  Probably anything that 
justifies a report to the "appropriate authorities" would justify immediate 
expulsion.  I think that the above paragraph works better without the "if the 
behavior continues, " part.

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