The dark side of open source conferences
Posted Dec 2, 2010 5:06 UTC (Thu) by gdt
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences
As a sponsor of various FOSS events, this article is disturbing.
In future sponsorship agreements organisers can anticipate a clause which will lead to immediate stoppage of services and the return of all funds should instances of sexism, sexual harassment, display of sexualised imagery and other matters of discrimination be associated with events we sponsor.
As people may appreciate, we'll protect our reputation even if that causes havoc at the event and the financial collapse of its organising body. In short, we value people higher than software.
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