[OSGeo-Conf] Proposed text for an OSGeo Code of Conduct
p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Jan 20 01:27:38 PST 2015
appreciated that positive language is preferred, attempting to avoid alienating
like other texts do.
hm, re geek feminism: so a normative document (CoC) is being established which,
for definition of a highly ambiguous and debated term relies on the wiki of a
group of people that is not identified further and does not have any normative
legitimation itself. Further, said link is subject to change without notice ,
without clear regulations when and how (any voting there?). Scary.
On 01/18/2015 04:33 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Following on from this email thread, I've drafted a proposed Code of Conduct,
> where I've aimed to address:
> * Be concise (concise words get read more)
> * Cover key messages
> * Include an escalation process for dealing with both minor and major issues
> * Ensure key terms are understood (in particular reference to definition of
> sexualised images)
> * Couch in positive language
> *Tickbox version*:
> * I agree to act respectfully toward others in line with the OSGeo Code of
> *OSGeo Code of Conduct*:
> This Code of Conduct collates the collective values adopted by our OSGeo
> community which baselines the behaviour we do and don’t support to ensure
> OSGeo is a safe and productive environment for all.
> We invite everyone to be respectful to all, regardless of race, gender, age,
> sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin,
> ethnicity, religion, or ideas. We do not tolerate harassment of others in any
> form. Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or
> demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing
> photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, and unwelcome
> physical contact or sexual attention. 
> We expect all participants to follow the Code of Conduct when involved in
> OSGeo activities. This includes conferences, related social events, and online
> forums. Participants violating this Code of Conduct will be asked to desist
> and/or make amends. For gross or continual violations, offenders may be
> expelled from the event or forum without a refund, and/or banned from future
> events or other forums.
> Participants are encouraged to bring any concerns to the attention of event
> staff, the forum, forum leader, or OSGeo Board. We thank all for helping keep
> OSGeo welcoming, respectful, and friendly for all.
>  Examples of inappropriate sexualised environments are described here:
> On 10/01/2015 9:59 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Looking around at various Conference "Codes of Conduct", I found the O'Reilly
>> definition to be eloquently worded, and less threatening to potential
>> attendees. (Although I still can't find a clear definition of "sexual images".)
>> Code of Conduct
>> At O'Reilly, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended,
>> and we're not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want every
>> O'Reilly conference to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To
>> that end, this code of conduct spells out the behavior we support and don't
>> support at conferences. The core of our approach is this:
>> We don't condone harassment or offensive behavior, at our conference venues
>> or anywhere. It's counter to our company values. More importantly, it's
>> counter to our values as human beings.
>> We're voicing our strong, unequivocal support of appropriate behavior by all
>> participants at technical events, including all O'Reilly conferences. We
>> invite you to help us make each O'Reilly conference a place that is welcoming
>> and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual
>> orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or
>> religion. So that everyone can focus on the conference itself, and the great
>> networking and community richness that happens when we get together in
>> person, we will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any
>> form—in person or online.
>> Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands,
>> sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing
>> photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and
>> unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.
>> We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers—to
>> follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes
>> conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online
>> communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing
>> behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants
>> violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a
>> refund, and/or banned from future O'Reilly events, at the discretion of
>> O'Reilly Media.
>> Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or
>> contact our VP of Conferences, Gina Blaber at gina at oreilly.com
>> <mailto:gina at oreilly.com>. We thank our participants for your help in keeping
>> the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.
>> Read the blog post by Tim O'Reilly
>> <http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/07/sexual-harassment-at-technical.html> that
>> is the basis of our functional code of conduct for all O'Reilly conferences.
>> Thanks to the Lean Startup
>> <http://2014.leanstartup.co/code-of-conduct/> folks and the jsconf.us
>> <http://jsconf.com/codeofconduct.html> folks, whose Codes of Conduct inspired
>> some changes to our own.
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