[Foundation-l] FW: [Wikitech-l] proposed tech conference anti-harassment policy

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Sat Jan 21 23:12:16 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> I think it'd be difficult to have a
> discussion about Wikimedia Commons with a rule like this.

Right now, the policy is pretty much framed around technical events
like hackathons, because that was what motivated its creation. In that
context, explicit presentation content is definitely an edge case.
It's less of an edge case for general Wikimedia events.

There have been efforts to generalize these kinds of policies by
stating that explicit content is acceptable if it fits the content and
the purpose of the presentation, and if the presentation is clearly
marked as such so that attendees can choose not to go. I think we
should try to find some language to that effect for a generalized
version of the friendly space policy.


Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation

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