[Linux-aus] Jacob Appelbaum

John Mark Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 15:29:57 AEST 2016

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Hugh Blemings <hugh at blemings.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Without wishing to diminish the gravity of the original subject matter, may
> I respectfully suggest this thread has wandered some distance from the
> purpose of the linux-aus list [1] and ask that the discussion either
> discontinue or move to another forum.


Any chance moderators can limit people posting uninformed nonsense to
one post before being told to acquaint themselves with the facts and
not be allowed to provide a defence of Jake here, which is irrelevant
and is offensive.

And +1 the original email by Russell.

Linux Australia should obviously trust the Tor organisation's decision
was correct, and believe the respected individuals who have spoken up
(and been publicly identified), and ban Jake from LA events, and any
public statement should mention the official venue for Jake to appeal
the decision if/when he has remedied his current standing in the

And it would be wise to ensure that the LA code of conduct (still a
draft?) is amended so that it is clear that LA expects potential
speakers (or anyone given any funding/status by LA) to act in a way
that is consistent with the LA code of conduct at similar events not
run by LA. (this will need some careful phrasing , as nude behaviour
by a potential speaker at a public nudist event shouldnt be a problem,
as LA doesnt run nudist events AFAIK, but there are greyer areas to be

John Vandenberg

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