[Call out] Volunteers for diversity team

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 mailing list and say hi.
* Help with the next FOSS4G CoC.

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,
OSGeo, President.

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