[OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct in Real Case
till.adams at fossgis.de
till.adams at fossgis.de
Wed Jun 24 05:37:22 PDT 2015
I totally agree with Jeroen in all points.
For me it looks like we've made up things more complicated and really
mistrust our own auto-regulate-issues, that work in every
software-project, meeting, conference, whatever....
We from FOSSGIS e.V. already ran more than 10 FOSSGIS conferences with
several hundreds attendees each - and I can't remember on any case,
where s.th. like "CoC" should have been adapted yet.
A clear "howto adapt" for LOC's would be really useful in my eyes.
Just regarding "our" FOSS4G2016 here in Bonn - do we need a "CoC-Chair"
caring about all this "CoC-issues" beside all the work to be done beside
Does anybody know that person wanting to carefully investigate every
single slide shown on a conference before the event (also knowing that
many of us prepare their last slides in their session?)
In case yes, please link him/her (or her/him?) over to me ;-).
I know that I am overdrawing - reagrd this just as my 2 cents,
so far, Till
Am 2015-06-24 13:01, schrieb Jeroen Ticheler:
> Dear Sanghee,
> In my opinion these are perfectly fine. But could you please remove a
> couple of other pictures picturing OSGeo developers (male dominated,
> generalizing men as nerds)?
> ;-) Joking apart, I’ve not been in favor of the CoC in the first
> place. I think it creates more unwanted side effects (like this
> request to remove art or remove single sex pictures) than that it
> prevents a person with bad intentions to refrain from them. A plan
> the LOC on how to deal with a person acting offensively makes more
> sense to me. I trust our community members are able to behave as
> sensitive and sensible people that can auto-regulate issues like this
> in the same way we collaborate in FOSS projects.
> The CoC has been established, not sure if it was adopted by the OSGeo
> board? If it was, we have to deal with it, so this discussion may be
> useful indeed. Otherwise, I vote for removing the CoC again and work
> towards a plan for LOC’s to deal with offensive behavior towards
>> On 24 jun. 2015, at 12:22, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> It’s now time to apply OSGeo CoC(Code of Conduct) in real case.
>> I was asked to remove a few slides from my presentation "7 Reasons
>> why you should come to FOSS4G 2015 Seoul”, which is at the main
>> page of FOSS4G Seoul, as being possibly offensive to women.
>> Specifically to say, slide #6 (nude female in painting) and slide #20
>> (row of female models) are those controversial ones.
>> I refused this asking immediately because I don’t believe my
>> presentation breach the OSGeo CoC and I don’t agree with that view.
>> However since this is not the first time asking me to remove those
>> slides from my presentation and OSGeo now have CoC, I think we’d
>> better discuss this issue more openly to reach conclusions.
>> I might be wrong and I’d like to hear other people’s opinion on this
>> from all around the world. Also I expect Conference Committee’s input
>> as well, because this is the matter of OSGeo conference.
>> I’m open to remove/amend/keep those slides after hearing other
>> people’s opinions on this. Also I believe it’ll be a great chance for
>> OSGeo to learn how to apply CoC in real cases.
>> *Sidenote for defending myself:
>> - Slide #6 is the part of Salvador Dali’s well known painting named
>> “Lincoln in Dalivision”
>> - Slide #20 is the picture of famous girl group, Girls’
>> Generation(SNSD), which I believe as symbolic icon of wide spread
>> of Korean culture(K-Culture) in/around Asia.
>> All the best,
>> Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
>> "Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
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>> email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org
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