[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Code of Conduct

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Tue Nov 29 15:49:35 EST 2011

LA will have specific information about the sorts of problems 
encountered by people at past FOSS conferences so the writers of the 
draft would have some clear goals in mind.

We started with constructive criticism on a document aimed at meeting 
those goals. It has turned into a monte-carlo simulation where a random 
combination of film classification (not applying to films) and workplace 
laws (not applying to employees) are expected to meet these goals as 

To make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time it is necessary to 
comply with local, state and federal law and venue rules and probably 
more. Those are necessary conditions. They are not sufficient. That is 
why all events and venues also have T&C and possible a CoC.

The more I read the CoC the more it is growing on me. I think if items 
like "making unjustified assumptions about attendees" are fixed it might 
do. It is somehow fitting that PyCon still wins for conciseness and 
readability although it is only a matter of time before some Perl 
smartarse come up with a one line solution.

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