[Foundation-l] Reply to Mark
node.ue at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 13:41:59 UTC 2008
I agree with Gatto Nero that this is an issue. As a gay man, this all
concerns me very much. The way that peoples' concerns have been pushed
aside is inappropriate at best.
Peoples' concerns should be addressed in a respectful way. If it is
not possible or a reasonable suggestion anymore to change the venue,
people will understand this, IF and WHEN you show some care for their
safety and address it in detail.
On 26/02/2008, Gatto Nero <gattonero at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> > > So we can just not go to Wikimania, or we can decide that the benefits
> > > for us outweigh the risks. It is a tough decision, but we will have to
> > > make it. And if we don't go this year, we can show up next year, or
> > > the one after that.
> > Thank you for being realistic At some point a decision has to be made,
> > and we can't afford to look back on the decision with regrets. We can't
> > build a good conference if the organizers' time is so taken up by
> > rear-guard actions. The Toronto people could not have been very happy
> > when Boston won with a late bid. The Turin people were upset when they
> > lost to Taipei. I personally favour Buenos Aires for 2009, but I'm not
> > going to make an issue of it if another city gets that Wikimania.
> Don't combine apples and oranges (we say so in Italy): don't reopen
> all the "other wikimanias" issues, it's better.
> By the way, I'm sorry to read - again - that people complaining about
> their safety (or the way WMF faced some problems like "freedom of
> speech", "freedom of thought" or "freedom of sexuality") are simply
> Next step is "they're troll" (yet said by someone, thanks).
> Is this respect?
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