[OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct Implementation Plan Was: Code of Conduct in Real Case

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed Jun 24 07:21:22 PDT 2015

Hi Jeff,

I thought this comment deserved its own discussion. While I agree that not
having an implementation plan for the Code of Conduct is not acceptable I
view it as just as unacceptable to switch to a diversity statement. When I
registered for FOSS4G last week it was with the understanding that OSGEO
has adopted a Code of Conduct. If this is simply switched to a diversity
statement I will not be attending FOSS4G. I am not the only women I know
that would feel the same way.

I do not attend conferences without a Code of Conduct and some companies do
not sponsor conferences without a Code of Conduct.

I will assist in the implementation, but I am not leading it. I am willing
to volunteer as a contact to assist people at FOSS4G if the implementation
plan includes the need for a contact person (which I suspect it would).


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> I thank Sanghee for bringing this to the community.  I want to point out
> that having just a "Code of Conduct", words, on a website is not enough,
> there needs to be a whole structure of how to handle this.  In bold
> letters I want to state publicly: there is currently no implementation
> plan for the OSGeo Code of Conduct.  This is not acceptable.  A few good
> volunteers have been discussing offline how to setup an implementation
> plan, as well as possibly even a new OSGeo committee for this, great,
> but, it is still in discussion stage.  Without some sort of plan,
> community members are already contacting me directly with reports, and I
> have no formal way to handle these reports.  (Sanghee was nice enough to
> help me solve this together publicly, but, this obviously cannot apply
> to all reports)
> I suggest, propose, that if there is no implementation plan for the Code
> of Conduct by the 1st of September, that the Code of Conduct is removed
> from all visible OSGeo pages, and is replaced with a simple Diversity
> statement.
> I am sorry for being direct here, but, as you can see, this needs to
> move forward, or not at all.
> -jeff
> --
> Jeff McKenna
> President, OSGeo
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
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