[Linux-aus] Ted Tso banned from lca?

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Sun Sep 23 16:36:46 AEST 2018

Hi aj,

Thanks for raising this issue.

2011 was before my time on Council, I'd like to take a few days to
ensure I have correct information before responding officially.

Best, Kathy

On 23/09/18 08:37, Anthony Towns via linux-aus wrote:
> 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.
> https://otter.technology/blog/2018/09/20/linux-kernel-hastily-adopts-standard-code-of-conduct/
> 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...)
> Cheers,
> aj
> [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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