[OSGeo-Conf] [OSGeo-Discuss] Drafting a Diversity statement for the foundation (call for input)
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 23:08:20 PDT 2015
As Jeff mentioned, there has been significant discussion about what
should be included in an OSGeo Diversity Statement / Code of Conduct, as
well as recommended exemplar sources we can draw upon.
I've en-devoured to capture these suggestions into one document.
* Goals for a Code of Conduct / Diversity Statement
* Questions we as a community should consider which will shape the final
document (please vote on these)
* Exemplar sources, including PROs and CONs. Feel free to add extra
* Finally, I've drafted a first pass at a joint Diversity Statement /
Code of Conduct, which aims to draw the best from the exemplar sources
and people's suggestions
Document is here:
I'm interested to hear feedback and welcome input to the document,
especially in the Questions and Comments sections.
On 24/03/2015 9:58 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Thanks Jeff for the invitation.
> I've started adding some content, primarily adding source documents to
> help us decide on the best text. I'm part way through. I intend to
> refine over the next few days.
> Regards, Cameron Shorter
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:32 AM, Jeff McKenna
> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
> Hi OSGeo community!
> A few months ago the OSGeo Board of Directors began a short
> Diversity Statement for the foundation.
> To be fully honest and open, at the time there was a long "code of
> conduct" discussion happening on the Conference Committee list,
> and I felt that the OSGeo foundation itself should have a simple
> statement saying that everyone's contributions are welcome, in a
> safe and accepting environment. (see my initial draft version)
> Some members of the community have edited the page, and it has now
> been expanded (see latest version ).
> I'd again like to call for input ('input' being editing the wiki
> page directly with your ideas) from those willing to help out.
> And I do mean everyone (some feel they must ask me directly for
> permission to edit the page, which is not needed).
> My goal is to again bring this for approval to the OSGeo Board at
> the next Board meeting, and I have added this as a priority item
> in the agenda, for the meeting on 9 April .
> So I am asking for help here, for those passionate community
> members who want to help with an open statement for the
> foundation. You don't need permission to jump in and edit (or, if
> you want to change the whole page you can even create your own
> wiki page and propose that to the OSGeo Board, you can even attend
> the OSGeo Board meeting virtually and speak up during that agenda
> topic). All options are possible.
> Someone recently pointed me to the Fedora community's posting for
> a "Diversity Advisor" . I also noticed the QGIS conference has
> a nice simple diversity statement (see bottom of ). Very good.
> Thanks for your help everyone. If all goes well, I'd like to see
> a new /Diversity page in a few weeks on osgeo.org <http://osgeo.org>.
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=Diversity&oldid=81445
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Diversity
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2015-04-09
>  http://fedoramagazine.org/help-fedora-find-a-diversity-advisor/
>  https://qgis2015.wordpress.com/
> Jeff McKenna
> President, OSGeo
> On 2015-02-02 4:09 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hello OSGeo Board members,
> Most of you will be aware of the current discussions on the
> Committee mailing list in regards to creating a Code of
> Conduct for the
> FOSS4G conference. I feel it is important now for the OSGeo
> Foundation to show that we support an open and safe
> environment, through
> a simple straightforward statement; I prefer to refer to this as
> Diversity, and I have made a first draft on the wiki Note
> that this
> statement will not affect whatever the OSGeo Conference Committee
> chooses for their Code of Conduct.
> I would like Board members to edit that wiki page directly
> over the next
> few days, and then we can discuss this at the Board meeting on
> My goal is to have a new "/diversity" page linked from the main
> osgeo.org <http://osgeo.org> site.
> Thanks everyone,
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Diversity
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:Discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> Cameron Shorter,
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