[LRUG] Code of Conduct and other policies
bestie at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 08:25:29 PDT 2013
Great work Murray, this is a real step forward.
Rather than feeling negative about past incidents or current attitudes as I
have previously, reading this has me feeling excited that there is change
on the horizon
On 18 October 2013 13:52, 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 <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 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.
> Chat mailing list
> Chat at lists.lrug.org
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