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Re: [Call for seconds] GR: diversity statement for the Debian Project

On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 08:32:41PM +0200, Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> Dear Debian Developers,
> A recent discussion [1] on Debian Women mailing list made me realize that
> the Debian Project, the community behind the *Universal* Operating
> System, doesn't have a diversity statement.
> The *technical* part of the project is already commited to diversity: we
> don't accept (in our main repository) licenses which discriminate for
> persons, groups or fields of endeavor (DFSG, points 5. and 6.).
> IMO is time for a similar statement also for the *community* part of the
> project.
> Below (between "----" lines) you'll find the the text to be voted.
> There are just a couple of changes from the previous draft:
>   * s/It doesn't matter/No matter/ : Luca Filipozzi kindly noticed (in a
>     private mail) that "It doesn't matter" has the feeling of "we don't
>     care" while "no matter" has a better feel.
>   * corrected wrapping of last lines, thanks to Iustin Pop
> At the end of the mail, a couple of FAQ about the diversity statement, 
> raised during the debate on -project, which hopefully will be useful 
> for peole who didn't follow the (one-month long) thread.
> Thank you for your attention,
> Francesca
> The Debian Project welcomes and encourages participation by everyone.
> No 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.
> While much of the work for our project is technical in nature, we value
> and encourage contributions from those with expertise in other areas, 
> and welcome them into our community.

Seconded, thanks a lot!


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