[OSGeo-Announce] The 4th gvSIG Festival is coming

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Mon Feb 4 10:24:04 PST 2019

For the fourth year running we launch the gvSIG Festival, the online
conference in which anyone in the world with an Internet connection can
attend or participate as a speaker. The event will be held in March 27th
and 28th 2019.

This year we want to make a special appeal to the group of women who are
part of the gvSIG Community. We would like that a large percentage of
the presentations of this 4th Festival are given by you, so we encourage
you to present your proposals.

In the gvSIG project we have always wanted to work and contribute our
bit in the fight against gender discrimination. In internal debates we
have always taken into account that within a movement such as open
source software, and the values associated to it, the obvious absence of
women should be worrying. And maybe it’s the biggest problem. That
should be worrying and it is not.

The sector of open source geomatics, and gvSIG, do not escape these
dynamics either. Even significant progress, there’s an obvious absence
of women in our collective. And the worst thing, we not only find that
there are only a few initiatives that allow to create spaces to favour
their integration, but it seems that it is not necessary.

And even if it’s only a little that we can contribute, we would like to
start working on this small step to help to reverse this situation.

gvSIG festivals are open to any presentation related to the project,
from anywhere in the world and in any language. From now on, we start
the path to the next ‘4th gvSIG Festival’.

The information about the proposals submission can be found on the event
website: http://www.gvsig.com/festival

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