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Re: Diversity statement for the Debian Project

On 12-03-27 at 03:45pm, Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 09:15:30AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > More of a detail, but for the neurotypes, I think that it is 
> > important to leave this out.  On debian-devel, we have to be 
> > accurate when we discuss about things (like init systems).  Why on 
> > debian-project wouldn't it be the same ?  I could not find a 
> > reference defintion of neurotype on the Internet.
> Yes, I agree on accuracy. But please, note that "neurotype" - even if 
> it hasn't scientific recognition as concept - is the way some people 
> define themselves. And we must respect it.

I disagree with your logic here, Francesca: We do *not* need to list a 
certain kind of diversity just because someone identifies with it.

Some - like Charles above - suggest to only list scientific kinds of 

I favor what others have suggested: Completely avoid listing specific 
kinds of diversities to avoid misinterpretation that we _favor_ being 
non-diversive in certain ways.

I don't mind listing some - but I fear the bikeshedding of which that 
should then be.  You have "neurotype" as a favorite.  I can imagine many 
having various favorites ;-)

Or do you mean to say that "neurotype" is a diversity kind which is 
somehow superior to others, so makes sense to include even if avoiding 
other kinds?


 - Jonas

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 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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