The OpenStreetMap Foundation and the global OpenStreetMap community welcome and encourage participation by everyone. Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.
The Board then appointed the Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee to compile research and undertake new research on our diversity, identify root causes that contribute to any shortfalls, and make recommendations to help resolve issues and improve.
If you’re interested to take part, join one of the two upcoming starting meetings of the committee;
- on Wednesday February 12 at 1400 UTC on Mumble, in the public OSMF Board of Directors room, or
- on the same day at 1700 UTC, to accommodate time zones.
We’ll discuss the scope of work laid out by the Board, sketch initial work plans, and figure out logistics and timing and structure of future meetings.
You might also be interested to join the OpenStreetMap diversity mailing list.
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