Ubuntu Increasing Its Diversity

[ Thanks to Amber
for this link. ]

“Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO, with help from Mary
Gardiner, Valerie Aurora and Benjamin Mako Hill, leads the effort
for Ubuntu to adopt a diversity statement.

“The Ubuntu website states that “we aim to make Ubuntu a
wonderful place to participate”. We developed the Ubuntu Code of
Conduct to set a standard for participants to accept each other in
the spirit of cooperation, and have improved it over time to state
these principles more clearly.

“It is implicit in our philosophy that these and other Ubuntu
values should hold equally true for everyone. I would like to
propose that we upgrade this to an explicit statement on behalf of
the project…

“…To that end, I would like to propose a diversity statement
for Ubuntu.

“—writes Matt Zimmerman on his Blog”

“However, it’s more than just a statement. Jono Bacon, the
Ubuntu Community manager has reached out to the Ubuntu Women
Project (UW) for ideas on ways to promote diversity at the Ubuntu
Developer Summit (UDS). Bacon in his weekly Community Q&A
session this week even discusses various ways to combat the bad
behavior that often keeps women from joining projects as well as
ideas for ways the community can participate in helping to achieve
a more diverse and welcoming community. Today, Bacon held the first
of several upcoming meetings with UW team on the topic of
“Increasing Diversity” at UDS.”

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