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Re: Diversity statement for the Debian Project

On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:17:42 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

> > And I think we are also not open to people who don't share these
> > values, e.g. people with a racist, sexist, ... behaviour.
> While I certainly agree, I think it's best to leave the latter implicit in
> the statement of what we *do* accept, since otherwise one can easily get
> caught up in one of the more annoying derailing arguments ("you're
> intolerant of my intolerance!").  

Yup, that's the old question (limits of tolerance, or of democracy

> After all, if we have a project
> diversity statement, the obvious implication is that the members of the
> project should pay attention to it as a guide for how to interact with
> people.  

Ok, if it's obvious enough, and the statement is about the positive
side (what we _do_ welcome), my footnote is maybe really uncalled


[0] cf. the concept of "Streitbare Demokratie" in Germany:
"The idea behind the concept is the notion that even a majority of
the people cannot be allowed to install a totalitarian or autocratic
regime, ..."
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