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Re: General resolution: ratify https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io

>>>>> "Sruthi" == Sruthi Chandran <srud@disroot.org> writes:

    Sruthi> I propose that instead of signing the said letter, Debian
    Sruthi> issue a position statement. The text of the statement is
    Sruthi> adapted from the statements by FSFE and EFF.

    Sruthi> ==== Text of GR ====

    Sruthi> Release a position statement with the following text.

Can you please propose as an amendment to Steve's GR rather than as a
separate GR?
I'd rather have two ballot options than two separate votes.

Also, we generally include the constitutional section (4.1.5) under
which we're acting in a GR.
See Sean's message as an example how to do this.

    Sruthi> One crucial factor in making our community more inclusive is
    Sruthi> to recognise and reflect when other people are offended or
    Sruthi> harmed by our own actions and consider this feedback in

Would you be willing to drop the word offended from the above?

I think that focusing on offense rather than harm detracts from the
power of the progressive agenda and of moving for social justice.
It's not about political correctness or a bunch of people running around
with sensitive natures taking offense at whatever they can.
It's about recognizing the pain others are feeling, developing empathy
with them, and working to reduce that pain and foster respect.

Making it about offense gives people who disagree with social justice
work an easy way to trivialize what we're doing.


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