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From Griselda Cuevas <>
Subject Re: on "meritocracy"
Date Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:37:37 GMT
I'd like to help with the research. I could help to:

a) Identify a consultant to work on this, and

b) lead the research representing the ASF.

Here are my credentials:

I'm a latin woman, working actively on bringing awareness of Open Source to
Latin America. I'm planning a conference for 1000 tech practitioners (not
only CS graduates) in Mexico to talk about how to contribute to Open
Source. I'm addressing topics such as impostor syndrome, language barriers
and remote collaboration. I'm also discussing legal matters and
volunteering as a way to uplevel your career and CV. We're at the same time
talking to the industry leaders to encourage employees to contribute back
to OSS. These efforts are part of the Product Inclusion council for Latin
American users at Google.

Additionally, in the past, I've done research for Google on fair reward
systems for what is now our Product Expert programs. The research included
qualitative and quantitative analysis of people who spoke 20 different
languages. Our objective was to develop a program and an on boarding
experience that would grow our community of experts.

Another thing we should consider is creating a D&I council, PMC, working
group (or something alike) for the ASF, and I'd love to be part of it.

Now, I have to share my feelings with discussions on this list. Sometimes I
struggle to understand when a conversation is ready for action. I feel like
I've seen so many great ideas, and I don't have visibility into when they
start to happen or when I should start working on things. This time I'm
offering to lead... so how could I do it?

(The disclaimer here is that I've been working with Apache projects for 1.5
years, and I have fallen and stumble so many times, so any coaching is

On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 at 07:58, Rich Bowen <> wrote:

> On 3/28/19 11:28 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> > Naomi, you are showing great tenacity and patience here. I fully support
> your goals, but I do worry that demanding the foundation "police" these
> things by forcing people to behave in a way you find acceptable is
> counter-productive.
> FWIW, Pierre used the term "policing".
> --
> Rich Bowen -
> @rbowen
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