[Osmf-talk] Actually the OSM community already has a "Code of Conduct"

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 11:23:26 UTC 2017


On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 6:16 PM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
wrote:

> Since we are quoting OSM wiki pages - actually the OSM community already
> has a code of conduct:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Good_practice
>
> Note though the first paragraph:
>
> "Nobody is forced to obey them, nor will OSM ever force any of its
> mappers to do anything. There might be cases where these guidelines
> don't apply, or even contradict each other."
>
> That is the spirit of the OpenStreetMap project i started contributing
> five years ago.
>

To be clear, the Good practice wiki page is primarily about good practices
and general guidelines in mapping. It is not primarily about good behavior
in various communication channels, which a CoC is intended to address
(among other things).
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