[Osmf-talk] [Talk-GB] Live OSM discussion in ~45 minutes (7.30pm UK time)
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Jul 27 14:01:09 UTC 2017
On Thursday 27 July 2017, Mikel Maron wrote:
> The dudes arguing here among
> themselves about what's more important and dissecting arguments are
> not doing much to address the issue.
> The discussion here doesn't matter.
I hope you are aware that these statements are not only pretty demeaning
to those in the discussion here, they are also counterproductive
because the only way you improve diversity in OSM as a whole is to
raise awareness and sensitivity among the ignorant white male dudes on
the subject and you don't do that by telling them they are
fundamentally incapable of even productively discussing the matter.
And just for the sake of dissecting arguments: If you'd replace half of
the white male dudes in OSM with equally culturally insensitive and
ignorant non-white female chicks that would not really improve
diversity in OSM in the long term.
The only way to get progress on this matter is to openly communicate
about things and raise understanding between people with different
backgrounds and different viewpoints. This is what a lot of people
actually join OSM for so don't tell them their efforts in being open,
sensitive and understanding do not matter.
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