[OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct Implementation Plan Was: Code of Conduct in Real Case
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Jun 24 07:46:53 PDT 2015
I came up with a 1st September deadline in my head because I don't want
the FOSS4G event to come along without some sort of way to handle
reports. We can ignore the deadline, but I wanted to let everyone know
that a process is really needed, besides text on a webpage. You and I
and others were part of these offline implementation plan discussions,
which were great, but I think it stalled when selecting the name of the
Maybe what is best is if we move those private discussions to here, on
I do notice now that Camille has been recently adding to the initial
wiki page for the possible committee:
As noted in offline discussions, we can always create a new wiki page if
we need to rename the committee.
On 2015-06-24 11:21 AM, Kate Chapman wrote:
> 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 <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
> 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
> I am sorry for being direct here, but, as you can see, this needs to
> move forward, or not at all.
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