Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Posted Sep 1, 2009 23:39 UTC (Tue) by kov
In reply to: Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
> If you re-read my original post in this thread, you'll notice that
my point was that we *don't* have to choose.
Exactly! We don't have to choose to forget an issue for the other, but
there's no way we can make everything the focus, otherwise we have no focus
at all. We are tired of knowing that if everything is a priority, there's
no priority (specially if you have to deal with customers who have no idea
of what planning actually is =P).
Our current focus is on looking to the inside; I don't think we should
shoot down questioning whether this is helping we further our common goals
as well as we could. Doing that by no means denies problems; questioning
status quo is essential to improve.
> In either case, the end result is that the conversation wanders
and doesn't accomplish anything. Since this is so common, and since these
conversations are so exhausting in the first place, those of us with more
of an investment in accomplishing something will therefore tend to jump on
such topic shifts very quickly.
This is exactly my point. Just look at the threads. People spend so much
time saying "that's not what I said", that many times questions or points
that would otherwise have produced useful ideas are forgotten.
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