[OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct in Real Case

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Wed Jun 24 03:27:55 PDT 2015

Hi Sanghee,

My personal opinion (as a female member of OSGeo) is that these slides are
certainly NOT offensive to women. From your description, they are being
used in context and there should be no problems with that.


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com> wrote:

> 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
> [0]http://www.osgeo.org/code_of_conduct
> [1]http://2015.foss4g.org
> [2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_in_Dalivision
> [3]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls%27_Generation
> ---
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