[Koha] Comment: Koha Community Code of Conduct
rchilds at cucawarriors.com
Sat Sep 27 08:19:08 NZST 2014
In your opinion, how should it read?
Charlotte United Christian Academy
Library Services Administrator
From: glaws<mailto:glawson at rhcl.org>
Sent: 9/26/2014 4:17 PM
To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz<mailto:koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [Koha] Comment: Koha Community Code of Conduct
Well, yes, that's my point really. By the simple definition given in the
CoC every comment on the enumerated items is harassing.
"Harassment includes...comments related to gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or
On 09/26/2014 03:05 PM, Riley Childs wrote:
> Overly broad? You can harass without knowing it, you are taking I in
> the literal sense that every comment is harssing.
> Riley Childs
> Charlotte United Christian Academy
> Library Services Administrator
> IT Services
> (704) 497-2086
> From: glaws <mailto:glawson at rhcl.org>
> Sent: 9/26/2014 3:50 PM
> To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz <mailto:koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
> Subject: [Koha] Comment: Koha Community Code of Conduct
> I have some concerns about the Koha Community Code of Conduct posted here:
> My specific concern is the second bullet point:
> Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
> * ---snip---
> * Verbal, graphic or written comments related to gender, gender
> identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body
> size, race or religion
> which seems overly broad.
> If, during a conference breaking for lunch, I say to a group of
> attendees "I'm Buddhist, is there a vegetarian restaurant near here?", I
> would seem to have violated this point (verbal...comment...religion).
> Or if I'm a presenter, and I make a comment for illustrative purposes,
> like "Just as people come in all sizes, libraries also vary in size and
> Koha is great for all of them", have I violated the code?
> Or if I'm with a group of attendees planning on going out somewhere, and
> I say "I have <insert any health problem>, and I can't walk with you
> that far", is that a violation?
> I would like to suggest that the wording for this particular point
> include something to the effect that the references must be obviously
> negative in nature or perhaps intended to give offense to to an average
> person _based_on_some_reasonable_standard_.
> Greg Lawson
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> Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
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