[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Roland Olbricht roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Tue Dec 11 10:32:50 UTC 2018

Am 10.12.18 um 18:28 schrieb Christoph Hormann:
> On Monday 10 December 2018, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> A more comprehensive statement will follow in the next weeks.
> Transparency at work...

If you find yourself a gun pointing at you during a bank robbery, you 
are neither free to talk nor to move.

I do not expect that the board members have been threatened to be 
visited by armed agents at their home addresses. But I do not think that 
the board has been invited to a philosophical discourse either.

Note that mechanisms like gag orders exist in some jurisdictions:
In particular, some variants (e.g. in the US) require the gagged party 
to deny even the existence of the gag order.

It is hard to convey relevant information around such a gag order.  It 
may make sense to carefully prepare one attempt before the pressure 
excercising power learns which channel to obstruct.

I personally do trust the board.

We may need to reconsider whether we need and can have communication 
channels that account for both external pressure and potential 

Best regards,


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