[OSGeo-Discuss] Discussion on statement : avoiding slang. Was: Drafting a Diversity statement for the foundation (call for input)
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 15:22:54 PDT 2015
Thanks for the comments so far. I've refined the Draft CoC to try and
/We are regularly debating and refining ideas. We don't always agree.
When we disagree it is important that we treat each other with respect
as people. Note that we have a multi-cultural, multi-lingual community
and some of us are non-native speakers./
Johan Van de Wauw, has also recommended considering the Debian Code of
Conduct , which has some good text, and I've added the Geek Feminism
Anti Harassment Policy (referenced from the Debian CoC).
With so many variants on the CoC/Diversity Statement, it would be great
if a international standard could be created, such as done for Open
On 31/03/2015 5:40 pm, Maria Antonia Brovelli wrote:
> Yes, I agree. Diversity also refers to language. We have to start
> reason on that as a richness and not as a barrier. I like to have this
> item in the CoC.
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> *Oggetto:* Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Discussion on statement : avoiding
> slang. Was: Drafting a Diversity statement for the foundation (call
> for input)
> My experience within OSGeo was positive so far. At FOSS4G, sometimes
> people forget, that half of the crowd speaks English only
> occasionally, which can lead to misunderstandings.
> Anyway: I would like to point out, that it is not only matter of
> writing, but also talking (at foss4gs, sprints, ...) In public but
> also in private, what can be even harder than writing (you can not
> take your time to figure out the best way how to express, what you need).
> And yes, having something like that in CoC would be nice.
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2015, 22:00 Andrea Aime <andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it
> <mailto:andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it>> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 9:40 PM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Thanks all for the feedback.
> So my question is:
> 1. Should our Code of Conduct/Diversity statement mention that
> we have a multilingual community?
> I believe it's still a good idea.
> 2. What should we recommend that all, and especially native
> speakers do to make our community welcoming to non-native
> I'd suggest, just a reminder that the level of written English can
> vary a lot, ranging from cases where the lack of fluency is
> evident, to cases where the sentence seems just too direct/rude,
> so generally speaking, it's a good idea to try and be patient
> and understanding.
> Sometimes I wish there was a guide of typical
> expectations/orientations varying culture by culture, to try
> and understand better where people are coming from and put what
> they say in context (this example
> might be wrong or just a silly generalizations, but just to give
> you an idea, I've heard
> Japanese normally won't say no in a conversation, you have to
> figure it out, and other cultures surely
> have their "surprising" traits as well).
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