[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27
roland at aptira.com
Wed Sep 2 00:15:33 UTC 2015
The existing data is being handled by another sub-team on the Diversity WG.
I'm certainly keen to see it, but getting it isn't my focus.
Regarding the opt-out capability, my intent is that every question is
optional. The survey itself will require a one page intro where we address
this and other privacy related issues.
On Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at 02:39 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 how
> > the University of California asks the gender question and also includes
> > sexual orientation.
> > We may be able to get a hold of their survey as a possible guideline.
> At the beginning of 2014, 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 and
> constant fluxes of differences among the non-binary genders. We decided,
> 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 itself
> Has anybody looked at the historic data about gender from the members
>  A summary of that conversation is on my blog
> Foundation mailing list
> Foundation at lists.openstack.org
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