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

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 22:28:21 UTC 2017

But, as others have already pointed out, OSM is not an open source 
community. Therefore, not a good comparison.



On 03/12/17 23:17, Luigi Toscano wrote:
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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.
> Ciao

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