[OSM-talk] Fwd: Re[2]: Racist, insulting and abusive comments on OSM related channels

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Mon Mar 15 19:35:30 UTC 2021

The Board, with the advice of LWG, is the final arbiter of whether a
particular use of the OpenStreetMap name and logo is appropriate and

On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:28 AM 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk <
talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> The board of the OSMF have no right to ban or sensor talk of registered
> osm mappers, or Code of Conduct
> on facebook, twiter, Discord, facebooks WhatsApps, and Telegram.
> Понедельник, 15 марта 2021, 13:02 -05:00 от Kathleen Lu via talk <
> talk at openstreetmap.org <http:///compose?To=talk@openstreetmap.org>>:
> The DWG's role is to arbitrate issues in the OSM geodatabase. It has no
> role regarding content issues outside of that database. If you wish to make
> a complaint regarding community representation, please make that to the
> Board. Note of course, that the existence of a Code of Conduct is one the
> the issues actively being discussed by the Diversity and Inclusion Special
> Committee recently activated by the Board.
> -Kathleen
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 9:53 AM Bert -Araali- Van Opstal <
> bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com
> <http://e.mail.ru/compose/?mailto=mailto%3abert.araali.afritastic@gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> On 15/03/2021 19:25, 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk wrote:
> DWG, is the police force of the OSMF, they have no right to ban or sensor
> US for what WE say on non OSM sites.
> But we all gave them a mission, protect the tradename and what it stands
> for. If you want to express a different vision, opinion or whatever of
> course you can, and there is few police on the internet that will stop
> you.  But that is not the case here, if you act under the OSM name and
> pretend to represent the community or a community platform, then it is no
> more then fair our DWG and OSMF can have a say about that.  And about
> referring to your platform from OSM branded resources.
> And even more, if you incite violations against our basic rules and code
> of conduct, from external sites, they have in my opinion the mandate from
> the community to ban and stop you from doing that.
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