Re: Diversity statement for the Debian Project
Jakub Wilk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * gregor herrmann <email@example.com>, 2012-03-23, 21:07:
>> And I think we are also not open to people who don't share these
>> values, e.g. people with a racist, sexist, ... behaviour.
You can't have an open and welcoming environment if you're open to people
who work to make the environment non-welcoming to others. It is, like
most things in life, a balance.
There's an old saying: the problem with an open mind is that people throw
all kinds of crap into it. Neither one's mind nor one's community should
be *too* open. Inclusivity does mean telling people who are not willing
to allow others to be included that they should find a different project
to be part of.
The point of a diversity statement is not to accept all behavior of any
kind. It's to make a positive statement about what sort of behavior we're
actively seeking out and want to align ourselves with.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>