[Osmf-talk] Board response: Disputed Area Policy (Crimea request)

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Fri Feb 8 12:14:13 UTC 2019

I also want to add that i recognize and appreciate the difficult 
situation many of the board members are in here.  It is obvious for 
anyone who has followed the process that the board does not and did not 
have back when the decision was made a uniform position on all aspects 
of the matter - yet they are in the position now to defend a common 
position they have agreed on that probably no one on the board is fully 
satisfied with - it is an attempt at a compromise position obviously.

I therefore try (and probably should try even more) to give board 
members some slack if some of that dissatisfaction shines through in 
their comments here.

But the board also needs to recognize that it is both the right and the 
duty of the OSMF members here to critically evaluate and discuss the 
board's statement and the positions articulated in it.  And as i said 
recently in the other thread it would be a good idea to show 
appreciation and understanding for concerns raised, even if you 
spontaneously disagree with them or if they seem to make your situation 
even more difficult for you.  And i think this includes staying open to 
the possibility that the compromise position you have now decided on is 
a bad idea.

How much appreciation, understanding and openness you receive for your 
situation is directly connected to how much you develop and show for 

Christoph Hormann

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