On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 04:31:08AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
Is anything to be fixed with the three-month analysis, or is it just to get some "first steps" recommendations? The DPL term is only twelve months, so I guess the arbitrary length is to give some time for krooger to work on it, if I'm being trusting.
Nothing is perfect on the first attempt. By publishing something quickly, we provide a basis for further research and study. After a two month period of public comment, the stakeholder committee would have another month to update their official document.
Why should the sex imbalance be seen as any more urgent than race, culture or any of the other tons of ways debian is demographically different?
Debian already has a debian-women mailing list for discussing such issues. This indicates there is are real and widespread concerns among Debian members which have not been addressed yet. Hopefully with more focused attention, a definite timeline, and official standing, the concerns can be articulated in a way that makes it easier to discuss and implement solutions. It is important that Debian not exclude anyone who has a valuable contribution to make. Jonathan --It's not true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't understand it until it makes you weep.
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