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are you talking about this?
which chilling effects do you see there?
GNOME speaker policy
Posted Dec 2, 2010 5:27 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
It doesn't really define what offends, it just says to avoid topics that are likely to offend people. Which means just about anything, as far as I can tell.
I keynoted the GNOME conference in Norway, around 2004, but that was back when it was OK to make a joke in my non-technical keynote. There was a basic assumption that the audience were grown ups. I had the confidence of the audience that anything I said was not meant to be a personal attack on them. Now, the social covenant with the audience is broken and my performance is taken to be a potential attack on them that has to be managed. No thanks.
Posted Dec 2, 2010 9:10 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
as a result, having a fuzzy policy can be a liability.
Posted Dec 2, 2010 14:27 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
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