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I don't get it

I don't get it

Posted Dec 1, 2010 22:21 UTC (Wed) by chromatic (guest, #26207)
In reply to: I don't get it by jackb
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

How is publishing a code of conduct (which basically says "Treat other people with respect!") a demand in any way, let alone an unreasonable demand? Why should the penalty for behaving badly to anyone else require filing criminal charges? (I can think of many examples of poor behavior which are not illegal.)

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I don't get it

Posted Dec 3, 2010 4:50 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

Agreed. One would hope such a code of conduct would also be redundant/unnecessary, but clearly folks need to be reminded. Also, making it explicit sends a more positive overall message, so long as the organizers also make sure to uphold it so that it gets taken seriously.

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