Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:17 UTC
In the News "An incident at the annual Python developer conference has led to allegations of sexism, death threats, the firings of two people, and - apparently - multiple DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks." Absolutely bizarre.
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Overblown and beyond...
by Neolander on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
Neolander
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I would have sympathized with the girl's point of view if this was a public talk that we were talking about, but really, calling people out on a private conversation which you are no part of is out of line. And if she felt that the conversation wasn't private enough, she could just turn back and tell them to be quieter.

Not playing the bully apologist, mind you, the actions subsequently taken against her were also completely excessive. Sane people do not fire other people for dramatically overreacting to a bad joke, even when undergoing horribly frightening death threats from daylight-afraid fat script kiddies.

In the end, it seems that the only sane actions in this mess were taken by the PyCon organizers. True to Python's zen nature I guess... ;)

Edited 2013-03-21 21:26 UTC

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