[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Tue Sep 1 17:15:26 UTC 2015


On September 1, 2015 12:38:07 PM EDT, Stefano Maffulli <stefano at openstack.org> wrote:
>On 09/01/2015 08:53 AM, Amy Marrich wrote:
>> I had sent this to a smaller section of the group but it deals with
>> the University of California asks the gender question and also
>> sexual orientation.
>> We may be able to get a hold of their survey as a possible guideline.
>At the beginning of 2014[1], the OpenStack Foundations started asking
>its members to specify their gender. The intention was to start
>measuring that aspect of diversity in order to improve it. Since the
>gender issue is extremely new to society, there are lots of acronyms
>constant fluxes of differences among the non-binary genders. We
>after long debate and research, to use an open text form to specify
>gender because that's the most flexible one. Any other system we found,
>including the one from UC above, had criticism because the debate even
>among scholars is not set.
>You may have noticed that the form to subscribe to the Summit for
>example asks gender offering 4 options:
>- male
>- female
>- let me tell you
>   > open form
>(I noticed now it's missing the very valuable 4th option "prefer not to
>say", which I think may be useful to have even if the response is
>Has anybody looked at the historic data about gender from the members
>[1] A summary of that conversation is on my blog
>Foundation mailing list
>Foundation at lists.openstack.org

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