[HOT] Mailing List Code of Conduct

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 11:01:46 UTC 2020


Hi Friends,

I have been the main moderator on the HOT list for the past 5 or 6 years.

I collaborate with Mikel, but have not really needed to for the past 3
years or so.

Is there an issue I am not aware of?

Best wishes,
Blake

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 6:26 AM Can Unen <can.unen at hotosm.org> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for explaining the background of this discussion Clifford and
> Mikel.
>
> There are five talk lists from the US and four topic-specific lists that
> have adopted a CoC according to the mailing lists wiki [1]. Eight of them
> have accepted the US Chapter's CoC [2], while the diversity mailing list
> has a different CoC specified [3]. My personal view is to accept HOT's CoC
> [4] within this list as well, since it is widely adopted in al
> communication channels of HOT apart from here.
>
> I support Mikel's suggestion of a discussion within the mailing list to
> decide if a CoC should be adopted in this mailing list; and if so, what
> should be the governing text.
>
> I will follow up with a poll for the mailing list in the coming days for
> these discussions unless there are objections to me doing so.
>
> Best
>
> Can
>
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
> [2]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters/United_States/Code_of_Conduct_Committee/OSM_US_Code_of_Conduct
> [3]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Diversity/MailingList/CodeOfConduct
> [4] https://www.hotosm.org/code-of-conduct
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 12:06 AM Mikel Maron <mikel.maron at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> > A couple of days ago Mikel
>>
>> Actually Clifford asked me because I'm the inactive moderator of this
>> mailing list, and I passed it on for discussion within the HOT membership.
>>
>> And yes, I don't think request for Board to approve is appropriate at
>> this time. However, the discussion here could be useful for a larger
>> discussion about communications and trust and safety within OSM.
>>
>> -Mikel
>>
>>
>>
>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:22:35 PM EDT, Clifford Snow <
>> clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>> On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 7:45 AM Can Unen <can.unen at hotosm.org> wrote:
>> > Hello everybody, I'm writing to carry a conversation in HOTOSM
>> membership lists to here, hoping to kick-off a discussion and maybe reach a
>> consensus.
>> >
>> > A couple of days ago Mikel had asked about the governing code of
>> conduct for this mailing list, and the initial thought was to assume the
>> HOT CoC should be it. But the thing is, this list is operated and
>> maintained by OSMF, and the Community CoC Draft and OSMF Communication
>> Guidelines seem to cover the mailing list as well, but they seem to be
>> outdated, and unmaintained for some time.
>> >
>> > Do you think a CoC need to be adopted in the mailing list, and how?
>> >
>> > In such case, would a consensus in the list be sufficient for this, or
>> should there be a decision from the OSMF board?
>>
>> Can,
>> I'm on the US Chapter's CoC committee. The Chapter formally adopted a CoC
>> this year. US centric mailing list moderators were invited to opt in to
>> having their lists covered by the CoC. If you look at wiki [1] you can see
>> which lists are covered by a CoC with a link back to the CoC.
>>
>> I would encourage HOT to do something similar. It does not need approval
>> from OSMF. Especially since OSMF only has etiquette guidelines with no
>> means to handle complaints.
>>
>> Best,
>> Clifford
>>
>>
>> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
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