[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct in Real Case

David Percy percyd at pdx.edu
Thu Jun 25 12:59:53 PDT 2015

Hi Sanghee, thanks for bringing this into the open.
There are a lot of strong feelings/opinions on this subject, which as a
strong community we will work through.

The Dali painting seems innocent.

The girl band photo, lacking a lot of context, says to me "come to South
Korea for the pretty ladies". That is obviously not your intended message.

If you had a montage of other artists from the K-Pop scene (boy-bands, the
gangman style guy, etc,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_in_South_Korean_music) it would make
your point in a completely non-controversial way. There's a lot of cool
culture going on!

Keep your head down and plan the best conference ever. We are all on your
side to make it successful.
The rest of us will *slowly* work our way through the best way to increase
diversity and implement our new CoC.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:22 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
> ---
> Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
> "Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
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David Percy ("Percy")
-Geospatial Data Manager
-Web Map Wrangler
-GIS Instructor
Portland State University
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