[HOT] [Osmf-talk] Dale Kunce (OSM, OSMF and HOT US Inc president) on [OSMF] mailing list: "a viper pit of racism and misogyny"; a statement which minimally calls for answers and facts

Marc Farra marcfarra at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 04:51:28 UTC 2017


What are you asking for exactly? Are you asking for a member code of conduct governing the OSMF mailing list that can extend to a third party service? Or maybe that we should be in the business of censoring Dale’s right to express his opinions on a third party service? Please clarify what you expect the community to do because I’m confused here.


> On Dec 18, 2017, at 5:18 PM, nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear HOT US Inc, OSMF members and HOT mailing list subscribers, 
> I randomly ran into this tweet of Dale Kunce [1], 
> > "Community. The absolute best and worst things of OSM. Current mailing list is a viper pit of racism and misogyny. I don’t know it if will ever be a safe place. Even I’m thinking of unsubscribing."
> As both an OSM, OSMF, HOT US Inc member (and the president of the HOT US Inc NGO), Dale shall find appropriate to develop his thoughts and provide facts to explain how the November [2] and December [3] discussions on the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) mailing-list (osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org) translate into "racism and misogyny". 
> This would constitute a form of bare minimal respect ought to the members of those communities. 
> Thanks,
> Best, 
> Nicolas
> [1]: https://twitter.com/calimapnerd/status/942596633283448832
> [2]: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2017-November/thread.html
> [3]: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2017-December/subject.html
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