[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Code of Conduct

Sarah Stokely sarah at foxforcefive.com
Wed Sep 14 12:17:06 EST 2011

Thanks LA committee & the folks who wrote this, for making it happen. Also
thanks for consulting with the community about it.
I look forward to hearing more about how this policy will be enacted on the
mailing list in particular. Trollish behaviour online is different and
somewhat harder to combat than jerky behaviour face to face at conferences.
I think Russell's suggestions are good, and I second heartily the suggestion
that Dreamwidth's diversity statement is worth looking at.


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au>wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, John Ferlito <johnf at inodes.org> wrote:
> > Linux Australia events are inclusive events which invite diverse
> > groups of people regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, or
> > religion - to discuss and learn about all things Free and Open Source
> > in an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and encouragement, in
> > accordance with the Linux Australia statement of values
> > [http://linux.org.au/values]
> Below is the relevant section of the values page.  The difference between
> the
> two of them concerns race, nationality, ethnicity, ability, and
> "background"
> and "walks of life" (whatever those two may mean).  I think it would be
> best
> to have these statements be the same and to not include anything which
> doesn't
> have a clear meaning.  Also a generic "and other differences" might be
> appropriate.  I think that the omission of ability in the above is
> significant.
> # People of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds,
> # abilities and walks of life are part of the communities we serve. We
> respect
> # and encourage diversity at our conferences, events, and other activities.
> http://www.dreamwidth.org/legal/diversity
> The Dreamwidth statement is worth reading for inspiration.
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