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Re: Debian, lists and discrimination

* Matthew Palmer (mpalmer@debian.org) [040808 11:10]:
> From the 2004.04.05 version of the keyring, I count 927 unique people or
> unknowns (there are several "might be people, might be 'bots'"). Wandering
> through the name list, I count 122 "might not be male" and 4 "almost
> certainly female".  That equates to an actual female contingent of somewhere
> between 0.4% and 13.2%.  Note that the "might not be male" is very, very
> broad -- basically if I don't know of a male with the same name, or I know
> of a female with the same or a similar name, it's on the "might not" list.

Please be aware that it's more or less not possible to go from names
to reliable stats about gender distribution. For example, Andrea is
male in Italy but female in Germany.

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