[Board] Chat to discuss inclusivity issues

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Sat Feb 24 05:21:33 PST 2018


Hello,

+1 to discuss at the next board meeting and in Bonn at F2F meeting.

We should choose save places for our FOSS4Gs and care about LGBTQ too.

Astrid


Am 20.02.2018 17:29 schrieb Jeff McKenna:
> Dear María,
> 
> Thank you for mentioning this here.  Maybe Mark could attend the IRC
> meeting on 1st March[1]?  (might be the best option to get full Board
> feedback, as that scheduled meeting is only 9 days away).   But I'm
> open for other options if an earlier discussion is needed (please add
> me to the list of attendees).  -jeff
> 
> [1]  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2018-03-01
> 
> 
> 
> 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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