[OSGeo-Discuss] Drafting a Diversity statement for the foundation (call for input)
cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Mon Mar 23 15:58:54 PDT 2015
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> wrote:
> 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://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 Conference
>> 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 Thursday.
>> My goal is to have a new "/diversity" page linked from the main
>> osgeo.org site.
>> Thanks everyone,
>>  http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Code-of-Conduct-td5180592.html
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Diversity
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