Gunnar Wolf writes ("Re: Code of Conduct complaint about Linus's comments at DC14"):
> Linus clearly stated he did not bother to read the CoC. Patty invited
> people likely to feel insulted by strong language or direct attacks to
> step out of the room. This was clearly a different kind of session,
> that happened during our oversee as a committee, and it's us at fault
> at this. Not a guest that said OK to an invitation.
I am told that Linus was sent the CoC. None of the rest of the
attendees to Debconf was grilled by the organisers to extract a
promise to behave themselves. While it might have been better if the
organisers had been clearer about this with Linus, it is not the
responsibility of the organisers to anticipate violations and
preemptively berate conference participants.
I'm afraid that I don't think a disclaimer really helps.
> We provided a quite visible forum and audience for him to attack the
> FSF again. With all well-known arguments. If somebody honestly thinks
> we should issue an apology, I'd be among those that sign it.
I would like to wait and see what response (if any) I get to my
complaint, before escalating to such direct action. It's also very
relevant to me that while many people share my views on Linus's
behaviour, it also appears that many do not.
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