[OSGeo-Conf] passion != bully

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Fri Sep 5 19:42:21 PDT 2014


I hope it was clear that it was their choice of words.

I shared it to communicate that passion and fear are a potent combination.

And I hope with fear being discussed openly, we can address it.


On September 5, 2014 6:55:55 PM EDT, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 5/09/2014 11:32 pm, Andrew Ross wrote:
>> After the vote was settled, multiple people approached me,
>> and explained they felt bullied to vote against the D.C. bid. The
>> you speak of is a powerful thing. I would like to help address it if
>> can.
>Maybe you might want to choose a more complementary term than
>I am a voting conference committee member. People who are passionate 
>about OSGeo and FOSS4G and their proposal talked with me prior to the 
>2014 vote about the benefits of their proposal. You were one of these 
>people (promoting D.C.). Passion is one of the great assets of the
>community and possibly a less derogatory term than "bully" could be 
>(No need to respond to this, it is just a suggestion for future).
>Cameron Shorter,
>Software and Data Solutions Manager
>Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
>26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
>P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099
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