[Osmf-talk] Proposal - OSMF Should NOT Adopt a Code of Conduct

Dylan Moriarty moriartymaps at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 17:15:42 UTC 2017

The evidence in most cases would most probably be quoted text from the
persons email/communication.

You seem to be assuming if a CoC is adopted this will turn into a wild west
where people can just say "I don't like Fakename McGee, ban him because I
said so" instead of "Fakename McGee has continually harassed me in their
emails *here*, *here* and *here*."

On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 10:24 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:

> > I suggest you read the charges against Assange in the UK High Court
> > ...
> > If you're confused if that's OK, let me explain it: It's not OK. Maybe
> > look at the evidence in future.
> You are the one who appears confused.  An accusasion is not evidence.
> If I were to look at the evidence, there would be none, because no
> court has admitted any evidence in the matter.  All they have are
> accusations ("charges", as you explained it), which are not evidence.
> This is exactly the point of my admittedly long prior message.
> These typical Codes of Conduct confuse an accusation with a proof, and
> immediately move on to decide how to punish the "offender".
>         John
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