[HOT] New Code of Conduct

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 30 19:39:20 UTC 2017

You could add the "language" to the list of discrimination targets (whever
it is a native language or learnt foreign languages).

People will honestly do their best to be understood, but the lingusitic
perfection is not a goal in talks and there are various levels of mastering
it. Doing perfect translations is difficult even for machines and there's
naturally some level of misunderstanding between two people attempting to
use the "same" language where every language on earth has many social and
regional variants. We don't speak machine code but even if we did, there
would be bugs as well and code bugs are there to be corrected over time.

"Language" should be normally part of "culture" but frequently not
understood like this because it is an unavoidable barrier that fragments
the community that should stay open for cooperation. And there are things
you can't learn in language books or even when reading, when we are not
contacntly exposed to their oral and written forms in various contexts to
have a full view of what is meant of what some local community will prefer
to use locally (this goes in opposition to the OSM and HOT global goals,
which cannot be achieved by anyone alone).

2017-10-30 19:23 GMT+01:00 Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com>:

> *Short Version*
> HOT is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and safe
> environment for people of of any race, ethnicity, culture, national
> origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational
> level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size,
> family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability
> .
> Encouraged Behaviors:
>    - Be friendly and patient.
>    - Be welcoming.
>    - Be considerate.
>    - Be respectful.
>    - Be careful in your word phrasing and tone.
>    - Assume all communications are positive.
>    - When we disagree, try to understand why.
> Behaviors that Won’t be Tolerated:
>    - Verbal, written, or physical abuse.
>    - Discrimination of any person.
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