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

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Sun Dec 3 22:49:10 UTC 2017

Christoph Hormann ha scritto:
> On Sunday 03 December 2017, Luigi Toscano wrote:
>>> 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.
> To explain:
> None of these projects you mentioned is even remotely comparable to OSM 
> regarding global scope and cultural diversity.
> Developing a software product in no way depends on the global cultural 
> diversity of its development community to fulfill its purpose.  OSM 
> however does.

Another point of disagreement: as I mentioned, those communities includes a
lot of people who are not programmers.  Documentation writers, translators,
promo team and the rules applies to *users* as well, who happens to come from
different places and encompass a lot of cultural diversity.

Also, code of conducts are not exclusive of free software communities. For
sure they are used (as others pointed out) for events of diverse and complex
communities (I will just mention the last scifi WorldCon). Rules of behavior
(maybe called differently than code of conducts) were in place for internet
forums and newsgroups (including not technical ones) long ago.


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