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Re: adding gender field on debian developer's database (from debian-devel)

On 03/08/2005, at 2:13 AM, Patty Langasek wrote:

For the gender option on Debian information, I guess I'm a little confused.
What purpose would this serve?

Pink code for girls, blue code for boys. This is Really Important!


Seriously (really ;) ), I don't think it's useful. One's initial impression of a new person online is simply "here is someone with an opinion/question/idea/serious hole in their head", and that's helped us get past the gender-based assumptions and automatic behaviours.

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)

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