[Board] Chat to discuss inclusivity issues

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Feb 23 05:20:46 PST 2018

Dear María,

I notice that the OSM foundation has revived the "diversity-talk" 
mailing list, as a space to describe inclusivity issues etc; do you 
think it would be a good idea for OSGeo to also have a 
"diversity-discuss" mailing list to facilitate discussions and openness?


On 2018-02-20 12:08 PM, María Arias de Reyna wrote:
> Dear Board (and fellow members),
> Maybe you missed the conversation here:
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/conference_dev/2018-February/004696.html
> We are debating how to approach on the best way the problem of inclusion 
> and laws in different countries that may prevent different FOSS4G events 
> to comply with the CoC.
> Mark wants to have a chat with us soon (this week?) to make sure we have 
> a common ground and create good guidelines for this. We have pending 
> deciding when to meet.
> I know this in a rush and we will have to discuss more and with more 
> people in the following weeks/months (Bonn?). But it is good that for 
> next FOSS4G we have a clear statement about security as soon as 
> possible. In case you are wondering: there shouldn't be any major issue.
> And then we can define guidelines for the future, like can we host 
> FOSS4G in a country where some people are banned? (And I fear that 
> includes USA, which I know is a major issue.)
> Regards,
> María.

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