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Re: db.debian.org (and related infrastructure) updates

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On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 12:06:55AM +0100, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> 1) I don't see any relevance in having a gender field. The only exception I
> might find is for genderifying the texts in web pages and mails, or maybe for
> statistics.
> 2) I see even less relevance in having medical data, such as the genotype (XX,
> XY or whatever), genital data, etc.
> Miry
That certainly clears things up. I was just reading a post of 'princess
leia'(on live.linuxchix.org) about the irc habit of joining a forum with
'hi guys!' when there ARE women present. So she expect folks to not
address a crowd as all male when there may not be in fact all men and
how some men object to her voicing her displeasure with their lack of
awareness. And then you bring up the idea that you find a 'gender' field
not relevent to LDAP developer data. Do you think it relevent to keep
stats of 'women', do you want to keep a field that states the desired
way you want to be addressed in email, mail or irc? or other
situation-specific ways? These are certainly unclear issue for me.
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