[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Let's adopt the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (#1299)

dieterdreist notifications at github.com
Mon Oct 3 09:30:47 UTC 2016

2016-10-02 20:02 GMT+02:00 migurski <notifications at github.com>:

> There’s another reason to adopt a CoC in the absence of demonstrated
> abuse: people looking to join new projects or attend new conferences are
> starting to cite one’s existence as a minimal bar to clear, and in many
> cases skipping participation.

This seems again culturally dependent. Just put your favorite CoC here
https://openstreetmap.us/community/ in a visible way, and people looking
for it can see how mature OSM is. People I have talked to about OSM were
always measuring the maturity of OSM by the quality of our data, not the
bureaucracy created around it.

> Just things you do because they’re what serious projects do now

+1 to Matt here: popularity doesn't mean something is good

> “Sexualized language”? So basically even something as harmless as saying
> “Fuck!” is outruled?
> Whether it’s harmless depends on the context. Saying “Fuck!” when
> frustrated is common enough that it’s lost its sexualized meaning. Using
> the term to describe actual sexual imagery is inappropriate.

I tend to agree, although there's not so much if not almost no sex at all
in OSM, as far as I am aware of. The only ever sexually connected topic I
can remember is a short exchange about this:
And it is only sexually explicit if you adhere to certain practises,
otherwise it could be seen as simple brand humiliation ;-)

> Writing this down in a document makes it possible to have a conversation
> about whether something qualifies. Currently, the Powers That Be have
> decided that any form of direct discourse is acceptable, which has the
> effect of turning away valuable potential participants before they even
> make it into our various discussion forums.

can you give any real examples where this happened, from our lists,
especially the international ones (talk, dev, tagging)? Can you explain how
a CoC would have helped to deal with these occasions better than how it was
done then?


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