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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: anti-harassment policy at oSC 2011
- From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 19:16:15 +0100
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On 16/05/11 00:12, Helen South wrote:
Well said jdd, - it's really getting a bit silly. One of the problems
with lists is that the argument is set in print and archived, and
isn't just a late-night moment of raised voices quickly forgotten.
Still, any reader with an ounce of sense knows that a few individuals
do not represent the entire project, just as a few silly or angry
statements don't represent a person.
I do hope it is all archived because the archive then holds all the
evidence how it started and what was said. And I am pretty sure it will
come in handy at some point (at least to support my own claims).
If anyone wants to take the proposed anti-harassment policy document
in a different direction, they are most welcome to write one that
covers their points. If you want to write a long and detailed
document, please go ahead. An ideal solution might be to have a brief
statement as the main page with a clearly visible link to further
information for those who want more details.
I agree, it should be simple and short and not look like an attempt to
draft a legal document (which isn't possible anyway). For the conference,
I would go for something like:
"The openSUSE community won't tolerate any harassment or anti-social
behaviour at the openSUSE conference. Should you observe such behaviour,
do not hesitate to speak up and please inform a member of the organisation
team or the openSUSE board. We appreciate that cultural and language
differences may cause misunderstandings - the organisation team will
therefore review the situation at hand and take appropriate and reasonable
action where necessary."
This text might not be ideal as it is right now but it's short and easy to
understand and sets the scene. It could be clarified (if necessary) in a
subsequent document but in general I think some text like the one above is
all that is required. The conference should be covered by the guiding
principles anyway, and trying to define harassment in its entirety isn't
really possible in this context.
Well, enough said.
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