[OSGeo-Discuss] Rewording the diversity argument

Andy Anderson aanderson at amherst.edu
Fri Oct 13 04:43:09 PDT 2017


And actively seeking out and inviting the under-represented to participate.

— Andy

> On Oct 13, 2017, at 3:23 AM, María Arias de Reyna <delawen+osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, I think that being just welcoming and open on a pasive way is not enough, which is how OSGeo has behave until now (or at least from my point of view). That's the classic argument when men are asked about the lack of women in tech. "We don't forbid them to come. If they would be interested, they would be here. We will be happy if they join." And that's not how it works. In my opinion, we have to be actively welcoming and inclusive at all times. The slippery moment we forget, we are making people move away.

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