[OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct in Real Case

Sanghee Shin shshin at gaia3d.com
Wed Jun 24 03:22:00 PDT 2015

Dear All, 

It’s now time to apply OSGeo CoC(Code of Conduct)[0] in real case. 

I was asked to remove a few slides from my presentation "7 Reasons why you should come to FOSS4G 2015 Seoul”[1], 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”[2]
- Slide #20 is the picture of famous girl group, Girls’ Generation(SNSD)[3], 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!"
Twitter: @foss4g
Facebook: FOSS4G2015
email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org

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