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

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Sun Dec 3 22:32:38 UTC 2017

Rafael Avila Coya ha scritto:
> But, as others have already pointed out, OSM is not an open source community.
> Therefore, not a good comparison.

I disagree much with this statement too.
It's a community that produces open content, and it's really close in the
dynamics to those communities.

> Cheers,
> Rafael.
> 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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