El sáb., 14 abr. 2018 20:27, María Arias de Reyna <dela...@gmail.com>

> Dear all,
> We haven't had much movement around this subject since the call-out.
> And this is bad. Very bad. This means one or more of the following:
>  * Our community is too heterogeneous, we have no diverse members.

My bad, I meant homogeneous.

 * Diverse members of our community feel too disconected to participate.
>  * Diverse members of our community are too overworked to volunteer on
> this.
> So now I want to mobilize the not-diverse members of our community to
> reach our members from diversity target groups. Please, talk to them,
> make sure they feel comfortable and included and make sure they are
> not overworking to be with us.
> I think I don't need to explain to you why an heterogenous community
> is bad in the long term sustainability. We have barriers we are
> possibly not even aware of and it is difficult to get rid of them if
> we don't have input from people suffering from those barriers (like, I
> didn't realize how difficult it is to get to a conference on a
> wheelchair until I saw it with my own eyes). We are losing a lot of
> talent by not taking care of this.
> Kind Regards,
> María.
> On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 2:08 PM, María Arias de Reyna <dela...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Dear fellow members,
> >
> > We have had some discussions running in the last months regarding how
> > to improve diversity and inclusivity inside OSGeo. If you feel part of
> > a target group for diversity and inclusiveness, I would like to ask
> > for your help and volunteer to help us improving our guidelines and
> > conducts. Even if you haven't been a very visible or active member of
> > OSGeo until now, this is important because your point of view is
> > difficult to reach from a privileged perspective.
> >
> > What is a target group for diversity?
> > We don't want to have a strict list here, our goal is to have a
> > diverse and wide range pool of points of views that can watch and
> > review OSGeo to make sure we don't leave anyone behind.
> >
> > Some examples: POC, WIT, LGBT+, economic diversity. But we don't want
> > to stop there. If you are blind, neurodiverse, on a wheelchair, or
> > anything you think that we should take into consideration, please,
> > volunteer too.
> >
> > What are we calling out for? Well, at least we have two starting points
> here:
> >  * Review CoC for FOSS4G and help organization in making it as more
> > diverse as possible.
> >  * Review CoC for OSGeo.
> >
> > What do I ask you right now? If you want to help, please, do the
> following:
> >  * Join the CoC mailint list and say hi:
> > https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/coc-discuss
> >  * Help here: https://github.com/foss4g2018/foss4g2018/issues/65
> >
> > This is all volunteer work and we won't ask you to do anything more
> > than you can give. But remember that without your point of view, we
> > can't make OSGeo easier to reach for people with your profile. And we
> > want to welcome everybody as much as possible.
> >
> > Thank you very much,
> > María.
> > OSGeo, President.
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