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Re: Diversity statement for the Debian Project



On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 06:41:15 +0100, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 14:10 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Francesca Ciceri <madamezou@debian.org> writes:
> > 
> > > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 08:42:28AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > > We should not commit to respecting opinions, but instead commit to
> > > > respecting all people.
> > >
> > > How do you suggest to express it in the statement? 
> > 
> > That depends on the context of the statement; I'm in favour of making it
> > rather minimal as some others in this thread have described.
> > 
> > For distinguishing the respect for opinion versus respect for the people
> > who hold them, perhaps this:
> > 
> >     We value healthy discussion and debate of all opinions, no matter
> >     who holds them. Ideas are always a valid target of criticism, and we
> >     welcome anyone who wants to respectfully join the discussion.
> 
> I still think we need to specify that we don't discriminate on grounds
> of preferred bikeshed colour.

We seem to be drifting into dangerous territory here.  Should we not
make explicit the fact that we are willing to discuss the colour of all
sheds, even those used for the storage of pots?

Cheers, Phil.
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