Today, I was asked if I wanted to give money for american associations supporting justice for african americans on https://webpack.js.org/ and this very DEV. And I must say that that I had a strange feeling about it.
Don't get me wrong here: I am 100% behind the cause (feel strange to have to state that, but I am not taking a chance).
No, my problem is, I never saw any such emails or banners when families are randomly blown away by drones in Pakistan or when the Filipino police slaughtered people in the streets…or anything else outside of the US. Yet there are open sources contributors, users and readers from these countries. So what message is sent here? The open source community has been doing great toward internationalisation and superbly inclusive code of conduct. But all of a suden, I felt I was told that some nationalities were weighting more than others.
So what are your feelings about it?
Do you feel that it is too american centric and we might be losing audience and contributors? (like I do)
That, sure it could be more equal, but doing good in the US is better than doing good nowhere?
That well, if opensource main maintainers and community leaders are americans, then it is only normal that their voices are more heard?
That it is just to not the place anyways, whatever the cause and country?
I am sincerely curious to know.
🙏 Please, be sure to double check your answers and wording. It is a topic that has a quite more consequences than semis in JS. But I think it is a matter to be discussed 🙏