RFC: YAPC Code of conduct up on github?

Jason Van Patten jvp at bluehost.com
Mon Mar 25 09:49:11 PDT 2013

I specifically left this as a non specific comment to engender 
discussion, conceptually it should be an award that taps into the viral 
nature of the PYCON incident and contrasts the company or companies that 
highlight how Perl programmers and their employers are not "tools". 
Moreover we should highlight that YAPC despite being oriented around an 
older language is far more progressive in it's paradigm.


On 03/25/2013 10:38 AM, Dave Rolsky wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2013, Jason Van Patten wrote:
>> Recent studies have shown that focus on the punitive reactions to 
>> repugnant behavior is less effective at repressing that behavior than 
>> promotion of positive behavior. Perhaps it would behoove the 
>> community to establish a protocol for the recognition of admirable 
>> actions in a very public way. In effect create incentive for 
>> companies who send employees to conferences to encourage dignified 
>> behavior for a shot at getting their name promoted instead of the 
>> socially deplorable affiliation achieved by the employers of certain 
>> attendees of PYCON.
> I'm not sure what you're really proposing. The majority of attendees 
> never violate the CoC.
> What are "admirable actions" that go beyond having civil, respectful 
> interactions with your fellow attendees?
> But I guess I look forward to receiving a trophy or plaque that says 
> something like "in recognition of not being a tool" ;)
> -dave
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