[Openstack] Fwd: Making the Hong Kong Summit as inclusive as possible

David Mortman launchpad at mortman.com
Wed Sep 11 17:41:05 UTC 2013

I like the idea of framing it as a code of conduct which definitely has a
more positive spin than anti-harassment policy and the general one you
linked to is a great start. I'd love to see something added about
consequences of violating the code as well.

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Anne Gentle <anne at openstack.org> wrote:

> I would greatly support a reporting process for issues for our Summits.
> Thanks David for bringing it to the mailing list. I can help in any way
> needed.
> One bit of input, I'm not sure wording as strong as "anti-harrassment
> policy" is required, though that's at the heart of it. We can probably
> follow in PyCon's footsteps with a Code of Conduct for conferences, [1]
> which refers to the Ada Initiative's wiki. [2]
> Also, as a gentle reminder (ha!) as members of the community, we do have a
> code of conduct in place already [3]. I'd like to ensure we carry some
> processes for ensuring we all are welcomed at Summits and have a safety net
> for reporting and correcting issues.
> Thanks,
> Anne
> 1.
> http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2012/12/psf-moves-to-require-code-of-conduct.html
> 2. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy
> 3. https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Conduct
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:18 AM, David Mortman <launchpad at mortman.com>wrote:
>> Given the recent and ongoing issues with sexism (not to mention racism,
>> homophobia and general bigotry) at tech conferences, I recently engaged
>> with several folks on twitter about what was being done to make sure that
>> the Hong Kong Summit was as inclusive as possible regardless of an
>> attendee's age, sex, orientation, race or anything else. I think a good
>> place to start would be an official  anti-harassment policy and a process
>> for people to report issues to the event organizers who can then deal with
>> the issue appropriately. I am happy to help with the drafting of both the
>> policy and the process. What do folks think?
>> -David
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