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Re: Code of Conduct complaint about Linus's comments at DC14

On Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 07:47:08AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> - Given Steve's and Ana's description, it seems that the chain of events that
>   led to this Q&A session was suffering from our usual DebConf-related
>   decision-making problems.

I don't think there's anything about this situation that points to a problem
with the decision-making processes.  The DebConf talks team is the
appropriate team to make the decision of whether to accommodate such an
impromptu request, and that is who made the decision.

I said earlier that if it had been up to me, Linus would not have been
invited.  But it was not up to me; it wasn't even up to the talks team.  The
invitation came from *outside* the DebConf team.  It was up to the talks
team to decide whether to accommodate the request.  If they had consulted me
before accepting the talk, I would have objected; but they had no obligation
to consult me, and the decision would have still been theirs to make even if
I had objected.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@xxxxxxxxxx                                     vorlon@xxxxxxxxxx

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