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On Friday 23 July 2004 12:33 pm, nicole wrote:
> At 12:25 on Jul 23, Carla Schroder shook the earth with:
> > On Friday 23 July 2004 11:39 am, Amaya wrote:
> > > Jutta Wrage wrote:
> > > > Why basically men? What is the intention of the supporters page?
> > >
> > > As seen at: http://women.kde.org/aboutus/supporters.php
> >
> >
> > Hmmm... honestly, that makes me feel a bit queasy. I'm sure they're great
> > guys, but I don't see the point. It's not like there's a shortage of
> > platforms for men to get recognition in tech. And I don't quite see how it
> > fits the goals of Debian-Women... ??
<snip good comments>
> Third, I think we could just put a segment in the FAQ about how men can be
> involved, too. Something like "I am a guy, but interested in supporting
> debian-women. How do I get involved?" This sort of plays into Erinn's
> existing FAQ question about this being women-only.
> Bottom line: we're not women-exclusive, we encourage the participation of
> men, but women are what this is all about.

Ok, good, I think you summed it up very well. But shouldn't all contributors 
to Debian-Women receive recognition? I'm just not comfortable with the idea 
of a separate "these guys think D-W is cool" page, it doesn't make sense to 
me. Like the KDE page- yeah, some guys think KDE-women is cool. So what? 
Maybe I'm just a cranky old bat, but I don't think we need an endorsement 
page from men.

So maybe what we're looking at is a "Profiles" section which is exclusively 
for highlighting women Debian contributors, and a separate "These fine folks 
do the work here at D-W", because hard-working volunteers should get 

Ideally, since D-W is meant to be a stepping-stone for women to the greater 
Debian universe, we will attract enough women to handle all the work of 
running D-W, and not need men filling in for things we can't do. I think we 
need to stay very focused on the purpose of D-W, and not go meandering all 

Carla Schroder
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