Open UP Summit


Open UP Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all of our events, and one that makes attendees feel welcome and secure to engage in open dialogue with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors. We take this very seriously. Harassment of any type will not be tolerated and will be addressed immediately.


Open UP Summit Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, operating system or text editor of choice. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference [without a refund] at the discretion of the conference organizers.



Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.



Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.



If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the conference [with no refund], or exclusion from future events.

If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in an Open UP Summit event), through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after an Open UP Summit event, Open UP Summit may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future Linux Foundation events.



If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. [Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts or special badges at events. Staff can also be contacted via email at [email protected], subject line “Harassment”]


Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.



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