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Code of Conduct

Please find our Code of Conduct below. This Code of Conduct applies to EuroBSDCon properties (ex. our social media, website, etc.) and events. It is updated when/if needed, and we welcome your input. It is informed by UNESCO’s concept of inclusive education. Please send your comments, suggestions, or questions to: board @ We put year-specific advisories (for example, a masking advisory) on the relevant conference site.

EuroBSDCon is an event where users of the various BSDs can meet and learn about new developments in the BSD(-derived) operating systems.

We aim for a friendly, cooperative and inclusive environment, which makes for a great experience for everybody involved. Our visitors come from all over the world, and they all have different customs and traditions; please keep this in mind, and consider Jon Postel’s Law: try to be forgiving about what you see, hear and experience, and careful in what you say and do.

As it is a professional event, we ask that attendees behave in accordance with this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s or school’s policies governing appropriate workplace behaviour and applicable laws. Please keep in mind how your behaviour reflects on your workplace, school and community.

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that everybody feels welcome. So as a visitor, you should feel personally responsible too, meaning that when you experience or witness behaviour that goes against the spirit of the event, you should speak up: ask whomever is engaged in the behaviour to stop, explain to them why and suggest they apologize. If the behaviour persists, or if you feel uncomfortable speaking out publicly, please contact the Code of Conduct team (Paul de Weerd and Katie McMillan; both with the power to act, granted by the Board) in person or via email on conduct @ so they can take appropriate measures. Please don’t be a passive bystander.