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Re: Candidate questions: expulsions process

Morio Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
>> Do you believe that anyone in Debian has ever been discriminated against 
>> for socio-religious views that had no impact on their ability to work in 
>> the project?
> Given the number of people in Debian, it seems probable that
> one will have experienced religious discrimination unconnected
> with their debian work at some point in their life. I don't
> see how that's on-topic for -vote, though.

You said:

>> > 2. Do you believe it would be fair to cite someone's non-technical
>> >    socio-religious views in the reasoning for or against expulsion?

which seems to imply that you believe that some people in the project 
would be willing to discriminate against people on the basis of their 
socio-religious views[1]. However, you don't seem to have any evidence 
of that. Why do you believe that this is a question that needs 
answering? Should DPL candidates be asked if they think it's fair for 
developers to beat their wives?

[1] Rather than, say, the effect that their socio-religious views have 
on their ability to work within the project. If I believe that it's 
my religious duty to respond to every email I receive with the word 
"cock"[2], it's clear that the project should discriminate against me.

[2] Some would argue that this is closely aligned with reality. I 
decline to comment.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.vote@srcf.ucam.org

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