[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Booth: Thank yous

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Sep 22 08:49:24 PDT 2014

On 2014-09-21 8:05 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> On 2014-09-19 3:24 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> - Alan Glennon[5]: Last but not least, Alan deserves special praise.  If
>> you saw the Booth wiki[6], he signed up and manned the booth pretty much
>> for the ENTIRE event.  He was a face to answer questions, point in the
>> right direction.  There are no words I can say that really says enough
>> thank yous to him.  Alan you did great work and the community thanks
>> you!!!
> I am very sorry and embarrassed to use such derogatory and sexist words.
>   It is unacceptable.
> -jeff

We must all be very careful with wording like "manning" something.  It 
is a sexist term, that should be replaced with "staffing" the booth, for 

I am usually very respectful, but this was a mistake.  I thank someone 
for pointing this out to me directly, and I hope my public mistake can 
help the community learn from it.  Everyone in the community must follow 
a code of conduct, at all times.


Jeff McKenna
President, OSGeo

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