Posted Sep 30, 2007 13:05 UTC (Sun) by niner
In reply to: Unfortunatelly yes...
Parent article: To Sir, with Love: How To Get More Women Involved in Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
1. How on earth can one tolerate someone, if one doesn't even know him or what he does? Without an object this action cannot be carried out, so a statement like "they are tolerated because people don't know" ha no meaning at all.
2. That someone is antisocial in general or hates linuxchix in particular does not mean that one has to shut him out and ignore his technical contributions. That's his personal views and he is entitled to that, even if I'd personally think he's a dork. Now if he actively offends someone else (e.g. a woman), not even to mention death threats, that's a whole different issue. That's exactly where toleration has to end.
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