[Osmf-talk] HOT US Inc use of Code Of Conduct (CoC) for Membership control after 2015 OSMF Board election

Toggenburger Lukas Lukas.Toggenburger at htwchur.ch
Fri Dec 1 17:13:00 UTC 2017


We certainly noted the heavy accusations against HOT. I do not agree with your conclusion that these cases should not be discussed publicly: Since the accusations have already been made (one of them being the accusation of censorship), uninformed readers (like me) might believe they are true, since your/HOT’s refusal to discuss them seem to exactly confirm the accusation of censorship. This may be a good opportunity now to clarify. Since Nicolas and Severin stepped forward, I assume they agree that their case will be publicly dissected. Why do you believe, that not doing it will be counterproductive to the goal of “building a good and productive space for the community”?

I am looking forward to reading from you/HOT.


Von: Mikel Maron [mailto:mikel.maron at gmail.com]
Gesendet: Freitag, 1. Dezember 2017 17:32
An: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org; Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
Betreff: Re: [Osmf-talk] HOT US Inc use of Code Of Conduct (CoC) for Membership control after 2015 OSMF Board election

I don't think it's appropriate to discuss the specifics of Nicolas and Severin cases publicly. As you can imagine, this is a very selective reporting of the history, and there is an extensive backstory which has not been discussed.

I will say, the facts remain, the overwhelming majority of the HOT membership has supported the Code of Conduct, and the specific actions taken in response to how Nicolas and Severin conducted themselves in HOT.

The purpose and process of the Code of Conduct as it is presented in this thread is not accurate. This is not about silencing criticism. Healthy dialogue includes and must have criticism. But this comes with a collective responsibility to build a good and productive space for the community and a need to respect others.


* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

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