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

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Wed Sep 11 18:09:49 UTC 2013


I like the pycon code of conduct but I also want to be sure that communication outside of the summit is also covered (from mailing
lists, user groups, etc). Pycon clearly has a limited scope but as a foundation and community, we are more than a single event. I
feel that Incorporating the best of breed into our foundation Conduct document, along with requiring participants of the OpenStack
summit to respect the code of conduct, even if they are not members of the foundation.


An ombuds would be very useful.





From: David Mortman [mailto:launchpad at mortman.com] 
Sent: 11 September 2013 19:41
To: Anne Gentle
Cc: openstack at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [Openstack] Fwd: Making the Hong Kong Summit as inclusive as possible


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 <mailto: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.





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 <mailto: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?




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