[OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct

Camille Acey camille at boundlessgeo.com
Wed Jan 14 04:01:27 PST 2015


I don't think we are expecting that any one action will ensure the safety
and well being of every attendee but OSGeo can at least take steps to make
sure we set a baseline expectation of behavior (not rules, just
expectations) for the community and show that there is at least a system in
place to handle bad things if/when bad or questionable things occur and are

Just as a contributor agreement sets a baseline for those who want to make
significant contributions to a certain codebase so too should a Code of
Conduct set a baseline for anyone who wants to contribute to this
community. In FLOSS, we know that Freedom comes and is maintained  through
good stewardship of the community and the project and adherence to certain
Free as in free puppy not Free as in free-for-all.


On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com>

> Darrell,
> Maybe it was discussed in other communities  but not in this one. I'm
> often annoyed by some of the discussions we have too, but saying that does
> not bring us anywhere.
> I'm personally not convinced that existence of   CoC would eliminate any
> offences caused by some attendees. That is my opinion.
> FOSS4G is free conference organised on behalf of OSGeo. The responsibility
> comes from LOC to LOC every year around the globe. LOC is responsible for
> the conference and shall make sure, everybody will fell good at the event
> using instruments they feel are needed. You can (have to) convince LOC if
> there is something you would like to stress at FOSS4G or OSGeo. They are
> open to ideas, as the whole community was so far.
> All I'm afraid are new rules. I personally would like FOSS4G following the
> KISS principle. The more rules, the  farther we are from KISS, the less
> freedom. There already is genetic rule in this community: be kind to each
> other, listen to each other.
> So, in the opposite of Bart, I say: we shall always keep asking, whether
> we need new (or old) rules and why today's set of rules is not enough.
> Jachym


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