[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Code of Conduct

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Mon Nov 28 21:55:07 EST 2011

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 19:01 +1000, Rob Thomas wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM, elliott-brennan
> <elliottbrennan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Consequently I'd argue that the term
>> sexual/sexually etc be retained as it is more
>> specific and more easily understood.
> Unfortunately, that is EXACTLY the problem. Marc's slides weren't
> sexual - but they were erotic. Which brought about this whole 'lets
> fix the CoC before next LCA' discussion.
> Indeed, in fact the blip.tv adds on the right hand side were far more erotic
> than what was contained in this presentation girl/girl action, keenans crush
> and so on, is LA is so taken by these, why does linuxconf host cpontent
> there with this material displayed.
> I suggest rather than this lists membership all being 'wannabe internet
> laywers` the executive actually consult a real lawyer, if you want to be nit
> picky, the wording can make all the difference in the legal world, one word
> can mean someone taking you to court
> and winning for being kicked out, or not.
> Lastly, seriously people, if people here found that presentation offensive,
> they have been molly cobbled too long, and need to get out more, there is
> far, FAR worse on nightly free-to-air TV. Why is it that so, because it does
> not breach the guidelines set under the Broadcast Services Act. This also
> goes for the language, same is on nightly TV.

LCA used to be an event where you could bring children along, and
teenagers would be in a safe environment to learn about technology.
Are you seriously suggesting there is nothing wrong with sharing
content that the Broadcast Services Act would ban to a child-safe

I've watched the keynote and while it made me only mildly queasy
(cause I'm old enough for such stuff), it immediately made me judge
the speaker as unprofessional, non-technical and not worthy of an LCA
keynote. I would have walked out if I had had my child along at that


More information about the linux-aus mailing list