See also CPython community.
“You can’t solve people problems with software.” – Baldur Bjarnason (September 2015)
“Don’t solve problems with software that should be solved with talking.” – Tanya Reilly (Feb. 2018)
“When women speak out about diversity and the community, they get penalized and branded as non-technical. Some women chose not to speak out because of this. We will not be silenced.” – Mariatta Wijaya (April 2018)
“Increasing the core’s diversity is a very important goal to ensure the future health of Python.” – Guido van Rossum (May 2018)
First issue: become aware of diversity issues¶
Usually, people involved since a long time in a project and who are in the short priviledged group (ex: “core reviewers” or “core developers”), are not aware of diversity issue. If there is no issue, who should anyone care of diversity?
Unconscious Bias can be a first hint.
Python had a diversity mailing list.
Wikipedia: Positive Action.
Code of Conduct (CoC)¶
Codes of Conduct:
- Python Community Code of Conduct
- Apply to python-ideas, python-dev and python-committers mailing lists
- Apply to the bug tracker
- OpenStretMap Code of Conduct
- Django Code of Conduct
The Code Of Conduct (December, 2012) by Jesse Noller:
RESOLVED, that the PSF will only sponsor conferences that have or agree to create and publish a Code of Conduct/Anti Harassment guide for their conference. A basic template to work from has been generated by the Ada Initiative at Conference anti-harassment/Policy.
Leaving LLVM because of the CoC¶
Issues with speaker diversity in tech conference¶
Mariatta Wijaya (April 20, 2018):
Trying not to do any community engagement this month, but this is such high priority, and I can’t stay silent. I’m so utterly heartbroken and disappointed to find out that there is a PyCon someplace 2018, and that it has 22 all male speaker lineup.
Twitter: snipeyhead’s thread (April 22, 2018)
Twitter: mariatta’s thread (April 22, 2018)
Postmorten on the lineup at PyCon Ukraine this year by Volodymyr Hotsyk (Apr 22, 2018)
Geek Feminism Wiki: PyCon [US] 2013 forking and dongles incident.
The Python Software Foundation and the global Python 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.
- Mentoring and diversity for Python (June, 2018)
For example, don’t say “hey guys!” or “fellas” but “hey everyone!”, forks or “y’all”: see heyguys.cc.
In the future please use gender-neutral words such as “folks” and “y’all” instead of “guys”. Thanks.
Being a Woman on the Internet¶
Stories unrelated to Python, or not directly related to the Internet. Its more to have an idea of the general idea of harassement on the Internet.
- What It’s Like to Be A Woman On the Internet (January 2018) by Chloe Condon
- I Was The Victim Of A Deepfake Porn Plot Intended To Silence Me (November 2018) by Rana Ayyub