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Re: Supporters brief-up

On Monday 26 July 2004 8:13 am, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> on Mon, 26 Jul 2004 09:10:01AM -0400, Erinn Clark insinuated:
> > * Helen Faulkner <helen_ml_faulkner@yahoo.co.uk> [2004:07:25 23:41 +0100]: 
> > > 2)  The comments by the debian developers on Amaya's site, in
> > > answer to the questions, were interesting to me to read.  They
> > > represent a range of opinions and ideas.  They may get other
> > > people than me thinking about the issues involved, and that's a
> > > good thing.
> > 
> > Well, I agree with you here, but I still think that getting men
> > involved is not our primary objective. Women involved seem to
> > already know that there is a "problem". We've had more discussion
> > about how to include men than we have about actually getting women
> > active. This is indicative of ..  something. They are not locking us
> > out of their secret club and it is not up to us to persuade them to
> > let us in.

It seems that way to me too. We don't need to apologize for wanting this group 
in the first place, and we don't need endorsements from a bunch of men that 
it's OK for D-W to exist. 

> precisely what i was about to write -- you beat me to it, erinn.  (hm,
> maybe i should get to work earlier ...)
> for the record, i'm against having a supporters page -- it feels too
> much like beating at the clubhouse door.  our FAQ and mission
> statement, and the fact that we exist and have all of our subscribers
> as supporters, should be enough support.
> </nori>

Agreed. The work D-W does, and the people who participate, will speak for 

Carla Schroder
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