[Osmf-talk] May 2017 use of Code Of Conduct (CoC) for Membership control in HOT US Inc internal governance

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Tue Dec 5 11:05:42 UTC 2017

On Saturday 02 December 2017, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Glassman/diary/42857

Just wanted to mention - since i wrongly indicated Joost Schouppe to be 
in support of the above draft - he has now made a more elaborate 
statement on the candidates Q&A:


Quoting it here without further comment:

>     I'm really saddened by how this is playing out right now. The
> core problem to me is that we're not as welcoming as a community as
> we could be, and that it is hard for some people to participate
> because of the harsh treatment of one's opinion you can expect when
> sharing it with the OSM mailing lists. I think many of us would agree
> on this, even if they don't on a Code of Conduct as a solution. I'd
> like to first see a relaxed discussion on measures that can help us
> overcome those difficulties, where a Code of Conduct could be part of
> the solution. Just jumping to the conclusion that we need is doesn't
> help anyone, except people who want to prove their rightousness in
> the battle for the oppressed (or those that might be oppressed in the
> future). Both having and not having a CoC have clear advantages, that
> have been layed out by intelligent people in several threads. Simply
> dismissing either side of this argument does not help anyone. I feel
> like our failure to have a productive discussion on this subject is
> much more important than the failure of not having a CoC or the
> failure of seeing one be put in place. I will not support any
> decision that further widens the gap between different OSM cultures.
> I -will- support any measures that are seen by most as productive in
> turning our conversations more inclusive, more friendly and more
> productive.

Christoph Hormann

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