[OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct in Real Case

Kristin Bott bottk at reed.edu
Wed Jun 24 08:52:29 PDT 2015

Hi, all --

Including the conference list on this, since I think it's relevant (and I
suspect that variations on this conversation are happening in multiple

re: implementation plans for the CoC. A group of folks met during State of
the Map in NYC earlier this month to talk about what an implementation plan
might look like. We are currently drafting language to present to the board
to form a CoC committee *as well as *drafting an implementation plan. Jeff,
we can most certainly have this done by 1 September 2015.

Responding to CoC concerns is not simple -- we're trying to create a
structure and a process that will make this as smooth as possible for all

If you have any questions / concerns about this, feel free to contact me,
off-list or otherwise.

cheers -

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
> On 2015-06-24 7:22 AM, Sanghee Shin 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
> > ---
> > Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
> > "Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
> > http://2015.foss4g.org
> > Twitter: @foss4g
> > Facebook: FOSS4G2015
> > email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org
> >
> >
> >
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