[Chaoss-members] Creation of a new project on Diversity and Inclusion Metrics/Software

Daniel Izquierdo dizquierdo at bitergia.com
Fri Nov 10 18:13:33 UTC 2017

Thanks for your comments!

In the short term, the goal is to keep measuring gender-diversity, as 
this is what we have so far.

In the medium term, the goal is to understand how under represented 
communities evolve over time, bring metrics of interest and help OSS 
projects with this respect.

I feel quite comfortable with the definition used by The Linux 
Foundation with this respect when focusing the goal of the Diversity 
Empowerment Summit [1] (DES).

Copied from the DES site: "The goal of the Summit is to help promote and 
facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social 
innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for 
discussion and collaboration."

I think that this could be the goal of this project: be part of such 
discussion and help open source communities to "help promote and 
facilitate an increase in diversity".



On 10/11/17 18:52, Josianne Marsan wrote:
> I agree. Gender is probably one of the dimensions of the broader 
> Diversity concept. Before identifying and discussing dimensions, a 
> clear definition of the broader concept must be found. The scientific 
> literature in Management probably offers such definition since 
> diversity in international business is a current organizational issue. 
> Georg or Patrick probably encountered this literature stream in phd 
> seminars recently.
> Josianne Marsan
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: dmg <dmg at turingmachine.org>
> Date: 11/10/17 12:41 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: Daniel Izquierdo <dizquierdo at bitergia.com>
> Cc: chaoss-members <chaoss-members at lists.linuxfoundation.org>
> Subject: Re: [Chaoss-members] Creation of a new project on Diversity 
> and Inclusion Metrics/Software
> one question. Is it about diversity or is  it about gender only?
> Diversity is broader than just gender. If diversity is the goal, then 
> it should not specifically state gender as its goal, but as one of its 
> goals
> and concentrate on other types of diversity too.
> If gender is the goal, then call it gender.
> open source projects are very diverse, but not gender diverse.
> --dmg
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Daniel Izquierdo 
> <dizquierdo at bitergia.com <mailto:dizquierdo at bitergia.com>> wrote:
>     Dear board members,
>     This email is to state the interest of adding a new project under
>     the umbrella of the CHAOSS community.
>     The following is a list of items I'd like to detail and rationale
>     to become part of the project.
>     1. Goal of the project
>     Centralize discussions around the topic of Diversity and Inclusion
>     (D&I).
>     And specifically when talking about metrics and software that can
>     help to analyze the current state of D&I in the OSS
>     Foundations/Projects.
>     2. Existing work
>     One of the reasons for asking for this project is the ongoing work
>     for the OpenStack Foundation in collaboration with Intel and Bitergia.
>     The outcome of this project is the OpenStack Gender report [1]
>     released each six months and whose new release will be delivered
>     in the following weeks.
>     So far there are some places where all of this work is taking place:
>     * Private email between the authors of the project, some members
>     of some of the communities analyzed and general feedback. Part of
>     these discussions are definitively of interest for a broader audience.
>     * Source code partially based on the GrimioreLab project, but
>     available in my personal GitHub account [2][3]
>     3. Existing interest
>     >From the last CHAOSS meeting and focused on the D&I track, there
>     is interest from people out of the current CHAOSS community.
>     The authors of the OpenStack gender report have agreed about
>     having (or at least trying) this project under the CHAOSS umbrella.
>     The proposed topic is of interest for The Linux Foundation (as we
>     can see in the creation of the Diversity Empowerment Summit in LA
>     and Prague this year). And this is of interest for some other
>     foundations such as the OpenStack with specific discussions and
>     similar topics in the Summits.
>     4. Proposed work within the CHAOSS community
>     This project aims at building D&I discussions and ways to measure
>     the 'health' of the communities with this respect.
>     For this, it is clear that there are a list of metrics that we
>     have already used and have been 'validated' as a first approach to
>     the topic. In addition to this, there are some pieces of code that
>     are helping with this analysis from a quantitative point of view.
>     In the case of the metrics committee, it is expected to see
>     bidirectional work between this project and the metrics committee
>     as this project will bring new metrics and discussions. And on the
>     other hand, the metrics committee will help to improve those
>     definitions and have agnostic-tech discussions.
>     In the case of the software committee, the software already
>     produced is expected to be helpful as this is partially integrated
>     with GrimoireLab. And for sure, they will help a lot to focus the
>     development process and give some guidelines about this. One of
>     the goals of this piece of software would be to be useful for
>     third parties willing to carry on similar analysis.
>     5. CHAOSS Infrastructure
>     GitHub repository: for this project, we need a repository in
>     GitHub with some name. A proposal would be: diversity_inclusion
>     (suggestions would be really appreciated :)  ).
>     This repository would include wiki, issues and prs.
>     As communication channel we could use the existing mailing lists
>     for software and metrics with the label [D&I]. With this respect I
>     see some potential noisy discussions, but we may have a new
>     mailing list if needed in the future.
>     For instance, some interesting links for potential discussions
>     around code of conducts, that could be part of this project, but
>     for sure not interesting for the metrics or software committee...
>     We may use in addition the chaoss-community channel at IRC for
>     meetings or other discussions around this topic.
>     6. What this project is not about
>     The OpenStack gender report shouldn't be an outcome of this
>     project, but an instance of this project.
>     A compendium of URLs about D&I. This could help for the goal of
>     this project, but this it not the goal.
>     Please, let me know if you need extra information about this,
>     Regards,
>     Daniel.
>     [1]
>     http://superuser.openstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/OpenStack-Gender-Diversity-Report_Apr2017.pdf
>     <http://superuser.openstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/OpenStack-Gender-Diversity-Report_Apr2017.pdf>
>     [2] Source code to analyze OpenStack -
>     https://github.com/dicortazar/ipython-notebooks/tree/master/projects/openstack-diversity
>     <https://github.com/dicortazar/ipython-notebooks/tree/master/projects/openstack-diversity>
>     [3] Ceres project: this project uses Perceval (from the
>     GrimoireLab toolchain) to extract the information -
>     https://github.com/dicortazar/ceres
>     <https://github.com/dicortazar/ceres>
>     [4]
>     http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/archive/2017/open-source-summit-north-america/program/diversity-empowerment-summit
>     <http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/archive/2017/open-source-summit-north-america/program/diversity-empowerment-summit>
>     -- 
>     Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar, PhD
>     Chief Data Officer
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Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar, PhD
Chief Data Officer
"Software Analytics for your peace of mind"

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