[LRUG] Code of Conduct and other policies

James Adam james at lazyatom.com
Fri Oct 18 06:07:23 PDT 2013

Likewise. I look forward to helping.

-- James

— James

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Gareth Visagie <gareth.visagie at gmail.com>

> Just wanted to voice support that this is happening - I think its a very good thing. 
> Thanks Murray, and thanks to everyone who contributes.
> Gareth 
> On Friday, 18 October 2013 at 13:52, Murray Steele wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As a follow up to my announcement at the start of Monday's meeting about codes of conduct I thought I'd explain more clearly what I intend to do. 
>> For those who weren't there my announcement was basically that LRUG needs to have a code of conduct outlining the sort of behaviour we expect from attendees and members of the mailings list.  We also need a clear policy on what to do whenever someone behaves otherwise and we need to identify a group of people to whom complaints can be made. 
>> I also want to make explicit things that until now have just been in my head.  Things like: how to suggest a talk, what sorts of content are acceptable and relevant, guidelines for sponsorship and recruitment, &c. 
>> I've been thinking about this for the last week or two (and on and off for the past few months) so it should be clear to everyone that this is not a "me too" response to the events that came to light over the last weekend (even though those events are terrible and we do need to speak out).  There are things wrong with LRUG as a community and we need to fix them.  I hear plenty of people in the greater ruby / tech community that say things like "I don't want to go to LRUG, it's really mean", or "LRUG, isn't it full of assholes?", and that's pretty upsetting because it couldn't be further from my experience of LRUG. 
>> In the next week I'll be meeting up with a small group of people to come up with the first draft of our code of conduct and policies.  We'll draw upon existing great work in this area like: 
>> Computer Anonymous Rules (http://computeranonymous.org/#rules)
>> Conference Code of Conduct (http://confcodeofconduct.com/)
>> Example positive code (https://gist.github.com/jcasimir/6992184)
>> Nation JS code (http://nationjs.com/conduct/index)
>> Pointers to other resources (http://tech-event-attendance-pledge.github.io/2013/10/12/code-of-conduct/)
>> The Ruby Berlin statement of community (http://rubyberlin.org/2013-10-statement-community.html)
>> The results of our work will be posted to this list for review.  Once we're happy with it I'll put it up on lrug.org (http://lrug.org/) in a prominent position.  Of course, it'll be a living document and can change over time, but we need to get something out there and start the process.
>> Cheers,
>> Murray 
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