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Re: soc-ctte discussion at DebConf7 [was Re: Social committee proposal]

Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007, MJ Ray wrote:
> > If it's all voting-derived, how can we assure there will be any
> > debian-minority views represented on soc-ctte at any time?
> What exact minority do you have in mind?

No particular one, but including: racial or ethnic origin, religion
or belief, disability, age, sexual alignment and orientation [list
from EC Employment and Social Affairs].

The voting-derived soc-ctte could meet the definition of "indirect
discrimination" by representing only our majorities - "where an
apparently neutral provision is liable to disadvantage a group of
persons." I guess whether that matters depends whether you think it
matters if the debian project discriminates on the above grounds.

Hope that explains,
MJR, a White Anglo-Saxon ex-Protestant, so not so worried for himself.

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