[Osmf-talk] Dale Kunce (OSM, OSMF and HOT US Inc president) on [OSMF] mailing list: "a viper pit of racism and misogyny"; a statement which minimally calls for answers and facts

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 11:50:20 UTC 2017

2017-12-18 23:18 GMT+01:00 nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>:

> Dear HOT US Inc, OSMF members and HOT mailing list subscribers,
> I randomly ran into this tweet of Dale Kunce [1],
> *> "Community. The absolute best and worst things of OSM. Current mailing
> list is a viper pit of racism and misogyny. I don’t know it if will ever be
> a safe place. Even I’m thinking of unsubscribing."*

I believe it is a trap. He writes absurdities on some external channel
about the OSM community to prove we must have a Code of Conduct that
extends beyond the OSMF operated lists and events. ;-)

Really unbelievable, accusing "Current mailing list" of racism and misogyny
is completely bare of any facts as far as I recall, maybe this is about
talk-us? Clearly it must be specified which list you refer to, if you raise
such strong accusations, as there are 60-70 topic specific mailing lists
and another hundred+ in different languages, and my guess is Dale reads
just very few of them. If it really was intended to refer to all lists, it
should have been specified as well.

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