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

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Mon Nov 28 14:56:31 EST 2011

Hi all

> You could have some public debates. Issues such as GPL vs BSD licenses
> are ongoing and get attention. Whenever there are two competing products
> there is scope for a debate about it, KDE vs GNOME, MySQL vs PostgreSQL,
> and lots more.
> Some speakers use more hyperbole than others. Speakers who tend towards
> hyperbole and are actively encouraged to do so could get a lot of attention.
> Some years ago at a Debian miniconf there was a presentation about the Red Hat
> installer which got a lot of attention. If a Microsoft representative was
> given a forum to describe technical deficiencies in Linux when compared to
> Windows it would get a lot of attention - this is probably when everyone will
> decide that they don't want such attention...

Should LCA ever programs in the manner described above, in my opinion somewhat akin to Channel TEN's approach to providing TV "content", I will -very publicly and very loudly- quit (speaking, attending, promoting, defending).

"Getting [a lot of] attention" is not at all the same as providing an engaging talk with thought provoking material.

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