[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian, lists and discrimination

On 2004-08-07 13:11:55 +0100 Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote:

So you think that changing our culture to be less confrontational would be beneficial to encouraging participation by multiple groups? Excellent.

Yes, but I'd like to see metrics for this and the data gathered. We can all act as we think, but it would be better to see the effect in an obvious and agreeable way. I strongly suspect these are going to be general across demographic splits and don't understand special-casing women so early.

So far as I have seen, debian women's acts seem sexist and likely to discourage participation by men. Is a bug in the aims or a bug in the presentation?

I think we're probably under-represented amongst those groups, too, and I
think that if there's anyone who feels that it may be to the project's
detriment they should try to work out the reasons why and try to rectify
those if appropriate.

Later in the message you wrote that we probably miss out, so I assume you are one of "anyone who feels ...". Is only addressing women now trying to work out the reasons why for those groups too?

MJR/slef    My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
http://www.ttllp.co.uk/ for creative copyleft computing
Please email about: BT alternative for line rental+DSL;
Education on SMEs+EU FP6; office filing that works fast

Reply to: