Who made the law?

Leo Lapworth leo at cuckoo.org
Thu Aug 30 21:46:23 BST 2012

On 30 August 2012 21:28, Mark Fowler <mark at twoshortplanks.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 14:14, Ash Berlin wrote:
> > On 30 Aug 2012, at 18:47, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> > > Where is the usage policy of #london.pm IRC channel.
> >
> We don't have one.  We should have one.  And not just for irc, but for the
> mailing lists and for real live events.  Here, let me write one (or at
> least steal one.)
> Here's the nutshell version, stolen from Tim O'Reilly, which was stolen
> from Flickr.
>    Don’t be creepy. You know the guy. Don't be that guy.
> Here's my longer drawn out version, stolen from YAPC::NA's code of
> conduct.  Comments on this are genuinely welcome, and I'll leave it to the
> current London.pm leader to make a call on what exactly we should adopt (if
> anything)
> Code of Conduct
> 1. Purpose
> London.pm believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As
> such, we
> are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for
> all,
> regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion,
> preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.
> This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as
> well
> as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
> We invite all posters to the mailing list, members of the irc channels,
> event
> attendees, London.pm t-shirt wearers and other participants in the
> London.pm
> community to help us realise a safe and positive experience for everyone.
> 2. Expected Behavior
> Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
> Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior, speech, and
> electronic communication. Be aware that what may be mild banter to you
> might be
> perceived as demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior to other
> members or
> potential members of the wider London.pm community.
> Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert the
> London.pm leaders (part or present,) or event organisers if you notice a
> dangerous situation or someone in distress.
> Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to
> improve the
> London.pm community.
> 3. Unacceptable Behavior
> Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive,
> discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct on the mailing lists, irc
> channels and while attending London.pm events and related events. Be aware
> London.pm venues may be shared with members of the public; please be
> respectful
> to all patrons of these locations. Be aware that electronic communications
> are
> effectively archived forever and are accessible to the public and therefore
> become the "public face" of London.pm.
> Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual
> orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or
> sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate
> intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording;
> sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical
> contact,
> and unwelcome sexual attention.
> 4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
> Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by anyone associated with the
> London.pm community.
> Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply
> immediately.
> If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the London.pm leaders
> (past
> and present,) event organisers, or any person delegated responsibility by
> the
> aforementioned may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and
> including
> permanent expulsion from the event, mailing list or irc channel.
> 5. What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior
> If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is
> being
> subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please
> notify a
> London.pm leader (past or present,) event organiser, or any person
> delegated to
> handle this task by the aforementioned as soon as possible.
> These people will be available to help participants contact law
> enforcement, and
> in the case of in-person events contact venue security, to provide
> escorts, or
> to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe
> for
> the duration of the event.
> Members of the London.pm community are encouraged to bring these matters
> to the
> attention of the London.pm leaders, event organisers, and delegated
> representatives rather then dealing with issues solely themselves so
> matters can
> be dealt with properly in a manner that does not expose those members to
> accusations of personal vendettas. Issues of harassment are important, and
> as
> such we are keen that issues are seen to be dealt with at a community wide
> level.
> 6. Scope
> We expect all people participating in the London.pm community, be it in
> person
> or through electronic communication, to abide by this code of conduct
> whenever
> they participate in the London.pm community.
> 7. Contact info
> leader at london.pm.org
> 8. License and attribution
> Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
> Adapted from the YAPC::NA community guidelines which can be found at
> http://yapcna.org/conference/code-of-conduct


Other than:

"London.pm leaders (part or present,)" should be "London.pm leaders (past
or present)"

Again up to current leader - as London.pm is not and never has been a

Leo ( ex-leader )

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