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

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Sun Dec 3 22:17:22 UTC 2017

Christoph Hormann ha scritto:
> On Sunday 03 December 2017, Rafael Avila Coya wrote:
>> Any code of conduct will make people more or less autocensure. I
>> can't see any interest of having that thing, unless for control.
>> I also think it's a simple non-sense on what respects to the
>> diversity of cultures we have in a worldwide community: what is
>> unacceptable for some, it's fairly fine for others.
> Indeed - these are largely the same considerations that lead me to 
> conclude that creating a CoC appropriate for a diverse global 
> multicultural community like OSM is likely an impossible task.

I'm another of the "usually silent" members and I disagree with the point above.
I interact with many Free Software/Open Source communities, which includes not
only developers but also users from different cultures, and all of them have a
code of conduct. I can mention KDE, Debian, Fedora and OpenStack, but I know
that also Gnome has one. Even for smaller ones, yes, it's much needed (and
sometimes it's not even enough).

It's possible to have a code of conduct, and I really think that code of
conduct is not just equal to "let's prevents people from talking", it's
normally actually the opposite.


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