[Osmf-talk] Proposal - OSMF Should **NOT** Adopt a Code of Conduct
kairo at kairo.at
Mon Dec 4 00:40:23 UTC 2017
Rafael Avila Coya schrieb:
> I am deeply against the adoption of any code of conduct for our (IMHO)
> very civilised OSM community. Even the name sounds scary for me, and
> have never read any CoC; I have more interesting things to do in life,
> like mapping for example.
We had the same kind of arguments at Mozilla. The problem is that you
are not seeing that there are probably a number of people who feel
unsafe in a place where arguing hard against other people is commonplace
(just happened here on this list recently) and are therefore either not
contributing at all or at least staying quiet and not participating in
discussions because they feel they would be attacked (and no, that
doesn't require offending language) if they voice their opinions. If you
want a community that includes people who are not counting themselves as
the alpha male/females and ready to take a beating for it, you need to
guarantee safe places where they dare to participate. If you don't
require that, you may not be the target of such rules.
All that said, I also don't like the name "code of conduct", I like much
better that Mozilla named them "Community Participation Guidelines" as
that is what they really should be and it sounds way more friendly.
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