Rebooting the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group in Sustain OSS

The Sustain OSS Diversity Equity and Inclusion working group was relaunched on the 27th of October, 2023, and is calling for participation. Join us to:

  • Learn and share insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate to promote long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion in open source.
  • Bridge the awareness gap in existing DEI programs and initiatives.

The Why

The Sustain OSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working group is open to individuals from diverse backgrounds with experience and interest in DEI within open source. The aim of the DEI Working Group at Sustain OSS is to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within open source communities. We strive to create a more inclusive and equitable open source ecosystem by:

  • Supporting communities in implementing DEI efforts and connecting them with experienced leaders in the open source.
  • Leading research initiatives to better understand how DEI impacts the community, contributors, users, and maintainers in open source.
  • Fostering ongoing discussions that promote the sustainability and adoption of field-tested DEI principles and best practices through events, meetups, and podcasts.
  • Collaborating with DEI champions to create and curate field-tested resources, reference guides, and industry benchmarks.

Our efforts are dedicated to establishing DEI as an integral part of sustaining open source communities.

How can we achieve them?

Our approach is rooted in collaboration and shared insights. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t one-size-fits-all ideas. We intend to bring together enthusiasts, contributors, and leaders in open source by establishing a platform for meaningful conversations and problem-solving. We plan to achieve this by:

  • Hosting events, podcast, workshops, and meetups.
  • Creating and curating reference guides, articles, and resources.
  • Providing support to open source community leaders through DEI office hours.

How to participate

You can get involved and connect with like-minded individuals by:

  • Joining Our Community: Join ongoing conversations on the Sustain OSS Discourse.
  • Following up on our meetings: We hold biweekly meetings on Friday at 12:00 pm ET. You can catch up on the meeting minutes.
  • Sharing Your Expertise: If you have experience or expertise in DEI, consider becoming a speaker or panelist on our podcast sessions.

Your participation and insights are instrumental in advancing goals and implementing them. Feel free to contact our team with any questions, ideas, or suggestions.