[OSM-talk] Language used in OSM forum/wiki/mailing list

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 10:48:36 UTC 2018


On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 5:40 PM Naveen Francis <naveenpf at wikimedia.in>
wrote:

> Is there any policy on the language used in OSM talk/forum/wiki ?
> I was going through Thailand OSM forum
> <https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=64430>.
> For a raising a concern we need not use abusive language.
> Users using abusive language should be warned, suspended or terminated
> depending on the degree of the abuse.
>

Hi Naveen,

There is no policy per se (as in something that is enforceable). But we do
have the following pseudo-guidelines that apply across all communication
channels hosted by the OSM Foundation:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Etiquette

~Eugene
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