[HOT] [hotosm-membership] Re: New Code of Conduct

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 31 08:41:42 UTC 2017

Big thanks to all at the governance working group for the effort.... Much


On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> 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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*Pete Masters*

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