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I don't get it

I don't get it

Posted Dec 2, 2010 3:43 UTC (Thu) by vaurora (guest, #38407)
In reply to: I don't get it by dlang
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

A conference is a private event. Generally speaking, the organizers have as much legal right to eject someone from a conference as you do to kick someone out of your house. If you are a conference organizer, it's your party, you can invite - or kick out - anyone you like.

Hm, I feel like I wrote this before. Oh, that's because I did!

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Anti-harassment_policy...

(Search for "private event.")


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I don't get it

Posted Dec 2, 2010 17:06 UTC (Thu) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106) [Link]

Having taken time to actually read this link I am now confused. Is this the policy referenced in TFA? It seems like it would be better described as an Anti-Harassment HOWTO for conference organizers, a thing which clearly would be beneficial and not at all harmful. Describing it as a "policy" and referencing the Ubuntu code of conduct suggests that this is some kind of affidavit that each attendee would have to agree to live by, which sounds draconian and unreasonable.

I don't get it

Posted Dec 2, 2010 18:17 UTC (Thu) by maco (guest, #53641) [Link]

No, the one in TFA is: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harass...

You're right that the one she linked in the comments is just an explanation of anti-harassment policies and issues surrounding them.


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