[OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed Jan 14 12:15:31 PST 2015

Hi Cameron,

I'm going to assume good faith that you are not trying to be offensive, but
I am having a difficult time with some of what you wrote.

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 8:42 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> I also think it adds little value, and will likely offend a number of
> attendees, to enforce everyone to tick a "I will abide by the CoC" box. Do
> obviously reference the CoC, including using a 1 sentence version of it
> which gets read.  If people are going to break the CoC, they will do so
> whether they tick a box or not.

I'm indifferent to a tickbox, but some of the better run conferences that
do have codes of conduct include the tickbox as well as make references to
the Code of Conduct in multiple places on the site and at the conference.

> I do have an outstanding question about definition of "sexualised image",
> which I expect will be challenging to resolve. Does someone have links back
> to the geek girls community to see if they can help with ideas?

It is a bit insulting for you to ask if anyone has any links to the "geek
girls community"  for multiple reasons. The first being that we are women,
not girls. The second is you are implying that all the women who have
responded on this thread that are involved in OSGEO are not geeks....One
specific women is on the advisory board of a non-profit(1) that has the
entire mission of helping women in open culture and open source.

Also you keep saying "kick people out" I do know of instances where people
have been kicked out of conferences, but it is typically for repeat
offenses. For example wearing an offensive shirt, being offered a new one
from the conference organizers and refusing it. Or continuing to speak
offensively or harass people after being initially warned.


(1) https://adainitiative.org/

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