[LRUG] Code of Conduct and other policies
geeksam at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 07:13:04 PDT 2013
For what it's worth, here's the one PDX.rb is using, adapted from the osbridge.org CoC. One of our organizers (sorry, that'd be "organisers" to you) said she's discovered that having a reporting structure means you'll start hearing about a lot of incidents that otherwise would've just gone unaddressed.
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> On Oct 18, 2013, at 5:52 AM, Murray Steele <murray.steele at gmail.com> 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
> Conference Code of Conduct
> Example positive code
> Nation JS code
> Pointers to other resources
> The Ruby Berlin statement of community
> 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 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.
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> Chat at lists.lrug.org
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