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Re: Debian, lists and discrimination

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, MJ Ray wrote:

> I hope that people won't feed the
> trolls and it results in debian doing something better to tackle
> inequalities.

What is left unexamined in all these discussions is why Debian (as a
project) should be doing anything to tackle inequalities?  As far as I can
tell my microwave oven was made exclusively by atheistic communist
Chinese.  But it hasn't affected this religious, Republican,
Indian-Americans' ability to make cheese on toast any.  Does the fact that
Debian is produced mainly by men prevent, say, a rape crisis centre from
using it?  Or is the contention that there is some barrier to involvement
by women (and only women) in the project itself?  Because such an
allegation should be backed up with some solid facts.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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