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

David Mortman launchpad at mortman.com
Mon Sep 16 00:18:51 UTC 2013


I'll leave it up to the event staff to determine how they want to handle it
in this on-site case. Certainly someone needs to be empowered or the
exercise is pointless. For the community as a whole, does the Board of
Directors have the authority to create an ombuds office?


On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Joshua McKenty <joshua at pistoncloud.com>wrote:

> David, while I think having an onsite group able to field complaints and
> address incidents is critical, we need to make sure that such a group has
> the ability to address any complaints. So I'd suggest we pass this directly
> to the foundation staff, and make sure that the event coordination team is
> coached appropriately. Having community members act as ombudsperson is both
> complicated from a legal standpoint, and potentially inappropriate.
> Lauren, can you make sure the on-site events team is briefed on the
> proposed code-of-conduct, and is ready to respond to any complaints that
> might arise?
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> On Sep 15, 2013, at 3:59 AM, David Mortman <launchpad at mortman.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM, David Mortman <launchpad at mortman.com>wrote:
>>  Agreed. There should be at least a small group, especially for events,
>> so that one person doesn't get hammered but also so there's a committee to
>> make judgement calls etc. Love the idea of some training too.
> Given the closeness of the summit (only 2 months away), it's seems like a
> good idea to put together the initial group of folks who can be the onsite
> committee to help address any issues that hopefully won't arise. While I'll
> continue to participate in this effort, unfortunately, I won't be attending
> the summit myself so I can't help onsite. I will however like  nominate
> both Anne Gentle and George Reese be initial members of the committee.
> Anyone else interested? A group of three is probably plenty.
> thanks
> -David
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