The PostgreSQL user group in Moscow is currently conducting their first-ever PostgreSQL-themed conference, which has been a tremendous success. Unfortunately, the venue booked by the conference chose to include inappropriate dancers as part of their entertaiment package. The conference organizers and the Russian PostgreSQL community were not aware of the nature of the entertainment supplied ahead of time.
The PostgreSQL Core Team believes there is no place for inappropriate or discriminatory behaviour at PostgreSQL conferences and tries to ensure that all our conferences are suitable for anyone to attend. As PostgreSQL is an Open Source project with volunteer contributors and a federated organizational structure, we do not have supervisory control over how individual conferences are organized, which means that sometimes they do not benefit from general community experience.
The Russian conference organizers are expected to comment on this unforseen incident once the conference is concluded. The international community will be working with them to make sure that this mistake is not repeated.
On Behalf of the PostgreSQL Core Team
and the PostgreSQL Global Development Project