also sprach Holger Levsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008.11.26.1136 +0100]: > So what? The same can be said (for example) for hiring only > females for certain jobs ("nicer telephone voice", "more appealing > to (male) customers", whatever crap). > > That's also (somewhat) standard practice in Germany, while being > illegal. No, it is not illegal if you provide a reasonable rationale. It is only illegal if it's arbitrary. > I support Jurjs proposal of adding a "Please no discriminatory job > offers" or such to http://lists.debian.org/debian-jobs/ I oppose to have such a statement there, unless you manage to succinctly define what constitutes a "discriminatory job offer" and what does not, which is internationally valid. > And I also suggest not to freak out about every bit of > discrimination, esp. as this project is foremost about creating > a free universal operating system... I know the folks who posted the original job offer and I am ashamed of our project producing such a response. Free software does not preclude morose small-mindedness for me. -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems gentoo: the performance placebo.
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