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Linux Foundation Support for the Black Community

The Linux Foundation - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 01:32

The Linux Foundation and its communities stand in solidarity voicing support for the Black community. The system under which we operate requires change to make justice and equality a reality. We support the individuals and organizations offering solutions for such changes, and we will be planning how we can support change as well.

We are proud (and privileged) to work with communities and members that support our initiatives and reflect the same values. We have collected statements from across our communities that voice this collective support.

Statement from Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, IoT and Edge (LF Networking and LF Edge)

Members,

We at LFN and LF Edge are disheartened by the current situation of injustice, hate, and division we are seeing and believe recent actions are the opposite of our values. LFN and LF Edge are global umbrella organizations based on diversity, collaboration, mutual understanding, and respect. It is the essence of the very community building we engage in professionally.

The Linux Foundation has long stood for inclusion and open participation and has supported individuals and collective communities in our knowledge that diversity is a strength. We will continue to promote those values and do more.

Finally and most importantly, this is a time for most of us to listen, to listen to the experiences of our members who experience racism in their personal and professional lives. This is not a time to be defensive; this is a time to hear about experiences of our fellow members. We at LFN and LF Edge are here to listen. If you would like to have a discussion about this topic, please send me a note as well.

Statement from Kate Stewart, Sr. Director of Strategic Programs (Zephyr Project)

Dear Zephyr Project Community

When we started the Zephyr project, one of the goals was to come up with a solution to a very fragmented ecosystem for applications where Linux was just too big. Thanks to you, we have been succeeding, step by incremental step. We are focused on the common goal of building the best RTOS in the landscape while establishing a diverse and inclusive community. And while we may not always agree with each other in all details, one of the things that stands out for me is we’re all willing to listen to each other.

As we watch the news, the events in the U.S. over inequality and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to figure out how we can make a difference as individuals and as a larger group. Injustice, division, and isolation are causing harm in our society, and the effects are touching every single one of us. We’ve seen Zephyr members and our community start creating solutions to help with COVID-19, and it would be wonderful if the same creativity can be focused on the wider diversity problems as well.

While I don’t have the answers here, I do see this as a moment for us to listen and build from. We must seek to understand the enormous injustice and pain that results from inequality and isolation. Please take the time to engage on this topic with your families, friends, local and global communities, and use the creativity I see being demonstrated every day by the Zephyr community to help us come up with ideas for change.

If you would like to have a discussion about this topic, please send me a note as well.

Above all, let us continue to be examples within our broader and local communities, while staying engaged so that we can be a part of a larger change for the better.

Statement from John Mertic, Director (Open Mainframe)

We are all disheartened by the current issues in the US brought to the forefront of the news. Injustice and division are causing harm in our society, and the effects are touching every single one of us. I’ve personally seen the effects of this amongst my immediate family and close friends, which saddens me deeply. This is the opposite of our values as humans and my hope is that this brings the conversation of diversity to the forefront.

The Open Mainframe Project, along with The Linux Foundation, is an organization based on collaboration and mutual understanding. It is the essence of the very community-building we engage in professionally. All of us are stronger than one of us and diverse communities have always driven greater outcomes.

Our strength over the past decades has been the community’s desire to continue its legacy well past our lifetime. The only way to achieve this is by emphasising the focus on diversity – and events like what we’ve seen unfold nationwide illustrate how far we still need to go.

While I don’t have the answers here, I do see this as a moment for us to listen. We must seek to understand the enormous injustice and pain that results from inequality in our society. Please take the time to engage on this topic with your families, friends, local and global communities.

If you would like to have a discussion about this topic, please send me a note as well.

Above all, let us continue to be examples within our broader and local communities, while staying engaged so that we can be part of a larger change for the better.

We’ve decided to postpone the Node.js Security Working Group AMA this week. We’ll share a new date soon. In pressing pause we want to express our support to our entire community, and especially those facing racial inequity.

— OpenJS Foundation (@openjsf) June 1, 2020

The Power of Together. We Stand For Justice. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/p4WpaCQqM6

— Continuous Delivery Foundation (@CDeliveryFdn) June 3, 2020

The power of together. We stand for justice.

Support the movement: https://t.co/UXGrBru8Sn pic.twitter.com/uEEWuiDWvA

— LF Energy Foundation (@LFE_Foundation) June 2, 2020

We stand in solidarity with the Black community.
Racism is unacceptable.
It conflicts with the core values of the Kubernetes project and our community does not tolerate it.#BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/AUNfkB3WOe

— Kubernetes (@kubernetesio) June 5, 2020

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— Cloud Foundry (@cloudfoundry) June 2, 2020

Racism is unacceptable, is incompatible with the Helm project goals, and has no place in our open source community. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/lJ8D1KP9Io

— Helm (@HelmPack) June 4, 2020

To our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color members of the @Linkerd community: just know that you are welcome here, you are celebrated, and we will make space for you and amplify your voices. You are a vital part of everything we’re building together. #BlackLivesMatter

— Linkerd (@Linkerd) June 3, 2020

We have changed the design of our documentation page to pay respect to George Floyd and show solidarity to the events happening in the United States right now. We ask that you consider financially supporting orgs mentioned in the banner. #BlackLivesMater #BlackOutTuesday Thanks! pic.twitter.com/TYdTssV3zk

— WebdriverIO (@webdriverio) June 2, 2020

The @webpack documentation will be temporarily down for today to pay respects to George Floyd and countless others who are the victims of police violence in the Black community and around the world. #blackoutday #BlackOutDay2020 https://t.co/FPy0JITmjs pic.twitter.com/CgSndheO4A

— webpack module bundler (@webpack) June 2, 2020

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