[Osmf-talk] Candidacy: OSMF Board

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Nov 23 16:21:41 UTC 2017

On Thursday 23 November 2017, Ben Abelshausen wrote:
> It's also a bit strange to assume I, or others here, have a tactic
> and an agenda that needs defending. I'm just a member of the OSMF who
> sees another member treated without respect and I can't resist
> speaking out anymore.

You are aware that you, Joseph Reeves, Dale Kunce, Pete Masters, John 
Crowley and Heather Leson are HOT members while the rest of those 
participating in this thread so far are not.  This does not mean there 
is an agenda but it is not far fetched you might have a common interest 
and your view of the situation might be somewhat biased.

> We obviously don't need
> perfection, just common decency. Is that so much to ask?

Frankly - if you insist on a British/American definition on common 
decency i think requiring that would be expressing a lack of tolerance.

Asking for it is not a problem of course, in fact i would strongly 
encourage it - sensibility to cultural sensitivities is important and 
Severin's mail can be rightfully criticised for a lack of it (specially 
since as Simon pointed out it is not the first time he speaks up in 
such a form).

Or in short: Asking for it is a good idea - requiring it not.

Christoph Hormann

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