[OSM-talk] Call to Take Action and Confront Systemic Offensive Behavior in the OSM Community

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 9 19:34:15 UTC 2020

I have been silent about this but when a document is drafted where only 
supporters will be heard, I have to speak out in Frederiks support.
I have seen no systemic aggressive behaviour that demotivates and 
excludes participation by women and minority groups in OSM or behaviour 
that degrades the spirit of open community culture, and damages the 
OpenStreetMap reputation from Frederik.

If you then feel that I am part of the problem, I am saddened and hurt 
by that because I do not feel myself that way. I have never been 
non-supportive of anyone in this community or any other.
I feel this is more a witchhunt than anything else. If you can not make 
an analogy then conversation and discussion is lost and I do not see how 
this comment would degrade women. It degrades the maker of the comment, 
i.e. Trump.


On 2020-12-09 20:06, Celine Jacquin wrote:
> Hello everybody
> I hope you are all well
> We, several groups, chapters, organizations and individuals, have
> reacted to the conversation in the osm-talk-list
> (https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2020-December/085692.html)
> considering that it is an incident symptomatic of the problem we have
> faced for many years in the community, which is one of the greatest
> obstacles to diversity at all levels of OSM. Time to make a real
> change.That is why we have developed a beginning of statement on the
> desirable mechanisms to work solidly on the rules of coexistence and
> improve diversity.
> We bring it to your attention and invite anyone who feels represented
> to sign it. Translations are in preparation (any help is welcome):
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/130JCTX9ve4H4ORXznmIVTpXiN3TX8nRGA8ayuTZ9ECI/edit?usp=sharing
> On behalf of the signatories
> Best regards
> CĂ©line Jacquin
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