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From Griselda Cuevas <g...@google.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: on "meritocracy"
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2019 22:31:29 GMT
Another update.

I'm writing the note to operations@apache.org to request the creation of an
entity to support and govern diversity and inclusion work. I've added the
name of everyone who volunteered here initially, with the caveat that I
might have missed someone, so please follow up on the new thread when I
send it, nothing intentional.

I've also included a potential framework to work under. You can see it
illustrated in this talk I gave at OSCON last year:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FV_9geYGoclJeBb7Ld8Jy0Ze3ex8lTm77dZ6l31y8zo/edit#slide=id.g3e2640810d_1_6

I've also requested an initial quote from the firm we work on Research for
OSS contributor documentation (Guidea). I've asked for pricing on a project
that will deliver on this:
- Identify factors preventing under represented groups to contribute/join
Apache projects
- Recommendations in how to foster diversity & inclusion based in findings
- Help establishing a D&I committee

I'll report back their quote.

On Mon, 1 Apr 2019 at 14:15, Griselda Cuevas <gris@google.com> wrote:

>
>
>
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 at 17:38, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 8:25 PM Griselda Cuevas <gris@google.com.invalid>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks everyone for the encouragement and recognition.
>> >
>> > I'm happy to work on the Jira board this weekend. Can I just start a new
>> > one on my personal account and add people to it? or does someone need to
>> > create it under an Apache account? - If the later, can someone create it
>> > and give me admin access?
>>
>> No private JIRA.  Needs to be ASF hosted.  It is a simple request to
>> the infra team, and yes, you can have admin access.
>>
>
> Just filed a Jira against Infra requesting the board.
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-18147
>
>
>> > I will then populate it with the initial structure and will seed it with
>> > components and the deliverables I outlined. I will add the people who
>> > indicated interest so they can select where they want to contribute.
>> >
>> > In terms of comm channels, can we also create a slack channel?
>>
>> Slack channels tend to disadvantage people who can't be available at a
>> given time (either due to other commitments or time zones).  We use it
>> in infra for time sensitive coordination, but my sense is that the D&I
>> work should be done in a more... dare I say it... inclusive manner
>> using mailing lists and JIRA and the like.
>>
>
> Agree. Let's start with the Jira & mailing list. Could you help with
> creating the diversity & inclusion mailing list?
>
>
>> > // I will comment on Kenn's point in a separate note, he outlined great
>> > points for us to put into an overall D&I strategy
>> >
>> > Thanks everyone!
>>
>> And you deserve thanks for volunteering!
>>
>> - Sam Ruby
>>
>> > On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 at 16:51, Kenneth Knowles <kenn@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I don't find this off-topic. I am grateful for this profile of Drupal,
>> > > which I otherwise would not have been exposed to. Thanks Justin!
>> > >
>> > > I want to bring the main section headers and key items (curated by
>> me) of
>> > > the Drupal article on list for ease of reading and archival.
>> Apologies for
>> > > redundancy with the links that Justin shared.
>> > >
>> > > 1. Institute a community-wide code of conduct
>> > >     a. With a working group to escalate to for mediation
>> > >
>> > > 2. Elevate a diverse group of leaders
>> > >     a. have a D&I board to advance initiatives surrounding D&I
>> > >     b. and a D&I contribution team to help underrepresented people
>> > > contribute to the Drupal codebase
>> > >     c. address D&I in values: "We believe that the Drupal project
>> benefits
>> > > from a diverse contribution pool, and we strive to foster a welcoming
>> and
>> > > inclusive culture everywhere Drupal exists—at events, online, and in
>> our
>> > > workplaces”
>> > >
>> > > 3. Make your project accessible to a diverse user base (hits home as I
>> > > think a lot about how they user base becomes the contributor base)
>> > >
>> > > 4. How private companies can promote open source diversity
>> > >     a. for most engineers, open source work is a luxury, and one that
>> is
>> > > not afforded to underrepresented people
>> > >     b. companies—particularly ones that profit from open source
>> > > technology—can solve this problem by giving employees time to
>> contribute to
>> > > the projects the company uses
>> > >
>> > > It sounds like the work Gris has been doing is like the work of the
>> Drupal
>> > > D&I board and also the Drupal D&I contribution team.
>> > >
>> > > Kenn
>> > >
>> > > On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 3:40 PM Justin Mclean <
>> justin@classsoftware.com>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Hi,
>> > > >
>> > > > Slightly off topic but relevant. One think we could do is look at
>> other
>> > > > foundations and communities and see what they have done that has
>> worked
>> > > for
>> > > > them. I come across this interesting artifice this morning [1].
>> Note it
>> > > > includes the steps that community took to build a diverse
>> community, I’d
>> > > > also note we’ve taken some of those steps (e.g. have a code of
>> conduct)
>> > > but
>> > > > perhaps shows where we could do more. They have set up a Drupal
>> > > Diversity &
>> > > > Inclusion team [5] that spells out it values [2] and has  among
>> other
>> > > > things guide on moderation, [3] and participation [4], Now the ASF
>> is
>> > > > different to Drupal and some of those tings may not fit but it
>> would be
>> > > > useful I think to at least consider them.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks,
>> > > > Justin
>> > > >
>> > > > 1.
>> > > >
>> > >
>> https://angel.co/blog/drupals-angela-byron-on-building-a-diverse-community
>> > > > 2.
>> > > >
>> > >
>> https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/drupal-diversity-inclusion/statement-of-values
>> > > > 3.
>> > > >
>> > >
>> https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/drupal-diversity-inclusion/drupal-diversity-inclusion-participation-moderation-1
>> > > > 4.
>> > > >
>> > >
>> https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/drupal-diversity-inclusion/participation-moderation-guidelines/participant-guidelines
>> > > > 5. https://www.drupal.org/project/diversity
>> > > >
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