[OSGeo-Conf] Code of conduct - definition of "sexualized images"

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 12:06:03 PST 2015

So here is an extreme example of what could be interpreted as a 
"sexualized image". Should I get thrown out of a conference for 
including one of these images in my presentation?



On 10/01/2015 10:19 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Gina,
> I understand that you are the point of contact for the O'Reilly 
> conference code of conduct. [1]
> The Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) Conference Committee is currently 
> discussing setting up a code of conduct for conferences [2]. I like 
> the O'Reilly wording, and have suggested OSGeo adopt something similar.
> However, one thing I find lacking is a clear definition of "sexualized 
> images". Does O'Reilly have guidelines for assessing whether an image 
> is "sexualized"?
> Would it be appropriate for a presenter to include an image from a 
> main stream media commercial? Likewise, could such images be displayed 
> by vendors at conferences? I'd expect so. However, large proportions 
> of main stream commercials make use of young, "sexy" models.
> I'm interested to hear your thoughts. Feel free to forward this email 
> to appropriate people.
> Regards,
> Cameron Shorter
> [1] http://www.oreilly.com/conferences/code-of-conduct.html
> [2] 
> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2015-January/thread.html

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