[Linux-aus] Ted Tso banned from lca?

Anthony Towns aj at erisian.com.au
Sun Sep 23 08:37:37 AEST 2018

Hey *,

I came across the following claim in the context of the recent Linux
CoC changes:

] It’s also important to note that four of the Linux Foundation
] Technical Advisory Board members did not sign off on the new Code of
] Conduct. One of them is Ted Tso, who was banned from Linux Conf
] Australia for questioning rape statistics on the conference mailing
] list.


Is that true? [0]

I had noticed he didn't seem to be at LCA as much any more, but looking
now it seems like he hasn't given a talk at any LCA since 2011 in
Brisbane, which was the incident mentioned above.

I'd kind of figured that Ted just didn't find LCA as fun anymore,
especially given Valerie Aurora and Matthew Garrett did a big PR thing
in Oct 2012 [1] attacking him as a rape apologist based on the Jan 2011
thread. I can see how you'd see that and say "you know, these aren't my
people" and not want to visit even without a ban.

(Also, lca201{1,2,3,4}.linux.org.au seem to be down...)


[0] Or is there an unofficial ban where eg a sufficient subset of papers
    committee members just ensure his papers never get selected, or
    something similar?

[1] https://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/57290-garrett-slams-tso-as-rape-apologist

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