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Re: Debian, lists and discrimination

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 11:00:08PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:29:40 +1000, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> said: 
> > On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 10:29:40PM +0200, J?r?me Marant wrote:
> >> Evidence. I would like to see evidence that Debian has not been
> >> giving equal rights to males and women over the past years.
> > The fact that our male / female participation ratio is much lower
> > than even the gender split in IT, let alone the wider community
> > should be enough.
> 	Are you suggesting we are discriminating against africans,
>  since the ratio of participants is far lower than the population
>  figures suggest? Are we discriminating against Hindus? Why not?

The culture of the project may be causing us to drive away Africans and
Hindus, yes.  If so, I think we should consider it's effect and whether we
are losing something valuable from their lack of participation.

- Matt

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