Who made the law?

Philippe Bruhat (BooK) philippe.bruhat at free.fr
Fri Aug 31 10:39:59 BST 2012

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:31:16AM +0100, Roger Burton West 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.

And more explicit rules mostly mean more incentives to game the system.

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 It matters not how grand your plans when they are built on a faulty
 foundation.                        (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #19 (Epic))

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