RE: DM and pkg-perl (summary, take 1)
> > > > I do not oppose if you want to but it seems strange to
> me to use
> > > > she/herself instead of he/himself when talking in 'general'.
> > > I wanted to avoid "he/she" and "himself/herself" all over
> the place.
> > > Perhaps a different wording could be used too.
> > The gender neutral version would be "they/their/themselves"
> etc. (even
> > in the singular case).
> I was thinking about that, too.
> Further down in policy.pod there are some "he" phrases; I'd
> suggest to change them all to "they/their/themselves". 
> Maybe a native speaker (Jeremiah?) could check the whole text
> after it's clear _what_ we want to change.
> Although I have to admit that I like the slight irritation
> caused by using "she" at unexpected places :)
I kind of like the use of 'she', it feels more inclusive even if it is
unlikely. :) However, to achieve true gender neutrality, the more
impersonal 'they' probably should be used. That said, I don't want to be
the grammar police, especially since I know what it is like to try to
spell a foreign language (Swedish) when it is not your mother tongue
I am happy to proofread the final pod as I do web page and other public
documents, yet I want to make clear I think the grammar and spelling of
English by non-native speakers in the debian-perl group is remarkably