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Re: mjg59's blog on planet.d.o

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi>
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:19:12AM +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> > AFAIK Matthew Garrett hasn't been "active and directly involved
> > participant in the Debian development community" for years. What is
> > the reason for keeping his blog on planet.d.o?
> Now, when he blogs about what Ted Ts'o has said about rape, you react.
> This sounds an awful lot like you want to remove Matthew from Planet
> Debian because of his opinions on that issue.
> It is true that Matthew does not necessarily fill the criteria for being
> on Planet Debian, in the strictest interpretation. However, if we remove
> him right now, it sends a very clear signal that this is a forbidden issue
> in Debian, and, as a result, that women's rights aren't welcome anymore.

So let's put the reason for removal clearly wherever such things are noted.

It may be an indirect consequence of writing about a hot topic, but it's
not the stated reason.  I feel we should take Jakub Wilk at his word and
not assign other motives without more justification.

Now I'll go read the blog post Lars mentions... back in a mo...

OK, well, actually, it's in a Linux-related context, but I think it's
not itself especially a women's rights issue as mjg59's blog presents
it (it would apply to a wide range of sexual violence), so I think
raising the spectre of "women's rights aren't welcome anymore" is a
bit unhelpful in a few ways... not least because it suggests that
women have different rights - but don't we support equality?

But personally, I'd leave mjg59's blog on planet - he's an
ex-developer writing about things of continuing interest and relevance
to the project that are probably good for us to know about.  The
"active and directly involved participant in the Debian development
community" isn't the same as "current debian developers".

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