[OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 13:26:22 PST 2015

Hi Kate,
No intent to offend. "Geek Girls" [1] is the name of a group here in 
Australia (I thought it was a global term, but I may be wrong). Maybe a 
cultural difference.

Maybe you are in a position to help craft a suitable concise definition 
of "sexualized images" which could be incorporated into a CoC? (Or 
possibly point us at others definitions)?

[1] https://www.facebook.com/GirlGeekCoffees

On 15/01/2015 7:15 am, Kate Chapman wrote:
> 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 <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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.
> -Kate
> (1) https://adainitiative.org/
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Cameron Shorter,
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26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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