[Noisebridge-discuss] Patrick being banned

Jason Dusek jason.dusek at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 19:58:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 14:49, Rikke Rasmussen
<rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...since this has only been brought out in public by a
> flamewar, and not by the person herself, I can't help but feel
> that Frantisek may have a point about attempting mediated
> dialogue first.  More than anything, though, I would like to
> hear from the female in question - if you are following this
> discussion, I would like to know whether you feel that this is
> reasonable?

  Our collective unwillingness to make the emails available -- I
  still do not have them and I am supposedly the evidence
  collector -- makes it basically impossible for anyone not in
  the room yesterday evening (or not privy to the secret
  circulation of evidence) to come to the conclusion that
  Patrick's banishment is well motivated. We have essentially
  conducted a secret trial, complete with secret evidence and
  secret proceedings (the real meeting minutes are still
  eyes-only). It's a little weird, isn't it?

  We have allowed ourselves the luxury of secret accusation,
  trial and sentencing because this matter falls under the
  rubric of sexual harassment. From the outside, this makes what
  happened all the less credible. It would not be first time in
  NB's history that accusations of discrimination, harassment
  and bigotry were employed to add organizational force to more
  ambiguous, personal grievances.

  Just the same, I can only support slapping down the ban hammer
  on Patrick. His amorous approaches to people at Noisebridge go
  beyond mere awkwardness to real harassment and threat.

Jason Dusek
Linux User #510144 | http://counter.li.org/

More information about the Noisebridge-discuss mailing list