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