[Openstack] Making the Hong Kong Summit as inclusive as possible
joshua at pistoncloud.com
Tue Sep 17 17:08:46 UTC 2013
David - yes, the ombudsperson office is one of the goals of the Transparency Committee, and we've got an agenda item to dig into again at the next board meeting.
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On Sep 15, 2013, at 5:18 PM, David Mortman <launchpad at mortman.com> wrote:
> 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.
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