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.