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Re: Core KDE member about HIG^W female contributors

On Sun, 15 May 2005 14:40:26 +0200, Adeodato Simó <asp16@alu.ua.es> wrote:

  Uhm, I think this post will be on-topic here:


  For me, this is a:

- yay for a to-the-point article from a respected member of the KDE community

 It  may be applauded on this very mailing list, whereas on the
KDE forum the first response fires back (in gest, I suppose)
stating that women are not HIG compliant; i.e. they are hard to

 Thus it spurs a debate we may not really want: The importance
of social skills, compared to other skills.  Coding skills and
social skills should not be regarded as opposites, but the linked
article has implied that there is a negative correlation between
the two.  Now, what matters more to a free software movement?
Clever coders, or well-rounded personalities that get along well
with the opposite sex?

 So even though the article tries to fight some of the gender
stereotypes, it does just as much to enforce them.  To be blunt,
it tingles the same nerve as "think about the children!"  It
annoys me, but I can't argue against it without sounding like
an ass.  And that annoys me even more; recursive annoyance!

Herman Robak
herman at skolelinux no

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