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Re: Re: xth wrap-up about statement on diversity, statement may be issued without general resolution

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 06:00:21PM -0400, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Otherwise, our lack of diversity can either be seen as a
> desired/voluntary state of things, or as the result of a failure to
> recruit "minorities". Here again, I'd be surprised if we didn't
> agree that the latter is by far the most important explanation of
> the two. There must be very few people, if any, that most of us
> think should be excluded (completely and permanently) from
> participation. I see the statement as a way to explicitly deny that
> our current lack of diversity would be wanted. 


> In that sense, I think it's obvious and the message does not need to be made
> an official statement. It can be simply put on the website.
The higher-up in an organization such a statement is made, the more weight
people put on it. And if it is endorsed by the project as offical, that is the
highest in terms of a signal/message to future user/contributers (vs action).  
The action is left to the debian community to fulfill.

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