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+ - Will Donglegate Affect Your Decision to Attend PyCon? 4

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Its Code of Conduct describes PyCon as 'a welcoming, friendly event for all.' But will the post-conference fallout from this year's 'Donglegate' debacle and proposed remedies affect your decision — one way or the other — to attend next year's PyCon in ironically naughty Montreal? And even if not, could 'Donglegate' influence the-powers-that-be whose approval you'll need to attend? How about conference sponsors? Also, how important is PyCon to the Python ecosystem — any chance that this year's incident could have a short or long-term effect on Python itself?"
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Will Donglegate Affect Your Decision to Attend PyCon?

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  • ... you are, by and large, listening to a bunch of strident and semi-anonymous malcontents who get their kicks by harassing people on the Internet (yes, Jesse Noller HAS received death threats). Most of the people commenting on this situation have never been to PyCon, and probably wouldn't much like its open and egalitarian ethos. If, on the other hand, you want to actually see what PyCon is like then you might try, you know, actually going. Except you had better look sharp about it, because it was a sell-
  • What has the “Donglegate debacle” to do with PyCon? The incident could have happened on a subway! *PyCon* handled the matter gracefully, the drama happened exclusively on the Internet (mostly Twitter + HN).
    • DongleGate: A Legal Perspective and some social commentary [codebetter.com]: "I understand that PyCon has modified their code of conduct...Didn't know that such a thing existed. I would always suggest to any conference organizer to NOT get into the business of policing their attendees. Rather, I'd rely on the venue staff for that. Obviously, if somebody is disruptive, boot their tails out."

      • by hynek (590446)
        The CoC is a completely different topic and I won’t take your bait. The drama was that one side tweeted a picture of someone making inappropriate jokes which in turn made his employer overreact by firing him which in turn started a witch hunt including death and rape threats against Adria and DDoS attacks against her employer SendGrid which in turn made them fire her. As you see, the CoC has absolutely *nothing* to do with the drama. It has only now been expanded to avoid the first step in the futur

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