Who made the law?

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Fri Aug 31 11:07:39 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.

"won't cover all eventualities" I think is nicely confirmed with:

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:34:34AM +0100, David Hodgkinson wrote:

> And I don't think a mental image of Gillian Keith masturbating falls under
> any of that. Collateral damage maybe. Ho hum.

That is not exactly something I want to think about, let alone look at.
But that might just be me.

Nicholas Clark

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