Re: [Draft] GR: diversity statement for the Debian Project
On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 10:14:06AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 03/05/12 at 00:32 +0200, Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> > It doesn't matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you:
> > we welcome you. We welcome contributions from everyone as long as they
> > interact constructively with our community.
> I'm not a big fan of this formulation. Maybe it should be a bit less
> personal, without the use of we/you ?
I personally love this kind of phrasing. This is supposed to be a
statement that makes people feel welcome. Contrast "We welcome you"
with "The Debian project welcomes contributors". The latter phrasing
(or other non-personal ways of putting it) seems, at least to me --
admittedly not a native English speaker -- quite cold.
Kind regards: David Weinehall
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