Who made the law?

Mike Whitaker mike at altrion.org
Fri Aug 31 10:34:38 BST 2012

On 31 Aug 2012, at 10:31, Roger Burton West <roger at firedrake.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 04:28:27PM -0400, Mark Fowler wrote:
>> 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
> My feeling is that this is far too long and offputting. "If they have to
> specify all this in nitpicking detail, it's because they've got people
> who are trying to game the system and they don't have the guts to throw
> them out." I'd much rather have a mostly-benevolent dictatorship which
> is able to treat cases as individual matters than a huge set of rules
> which still won't cover all eventualities.

I'm inclined to agree. Some variant on "Don't be a dick. If you have to argue about it, you probably are being..." ? 

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