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Debian's diversity statement
Posted Apr 11, 2012 16:36 UTC (Wed) by micah (subscriber, #20908)
Posted Apr 11, 2012 18:43 UTC (Wed) by roskegg (subscriber, #105)
Posted Apr 11, 2012 18:51 UTC (Wed) by roskegg (subscriber, #105)
Then look at the various Debian Developers who work on other projects that are government funded, that tie into their Debian work. Andrei Schuldei comes to mind. Sure, they aren't funding him to work directly on Debian... or are they? It ends up amounting to that, since his product is directly based on Debian. In fact, his distribution is even included in Debian, last time I installed it.
Next, look at the corporate sponsors of Debian. It shouldn't be hard. They are quite big and well known.
Posted Apr 12, 2012 2:55 UTC (Thu) by motk (subscriber, #51120)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 5:35 UTC (Thu) by viro (subscriber, #7872)
Sheesh... I've seen professional victims, but this goes beyond all but a very few of them...
Posted Apr 12, 2012 9:51 UTC (Thu) by roskegg (subscriber, #105)
Posted Apr 14, 2012 8:03 UTC (Sat) by motk (subscriber, #51120)
Posted Apr 13, 2012 13:28 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(I don't entirely understand how Debian differs in this respect from RH, or Ubuntu, or Windows, or indeed almost any other human endeavour ever. I suppose if you work on Debian while working for a cartoon supervillain you might be safe, since they rarely bother to set up corporations.)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 7:52 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
As an example of what I mean, students who are attending university are generally having their tuition and living expenses paid by the welfare state in the Scandinavian and Germanic countries.
With respect, this is untrue. State universities in Germany for the most part do not charge students tuition, but no way did the »welfare state« pick up my living expenses when I was a student. (Demonstrably needy students can get a certain amount of support but at least part of that must be paid back after graduation. This applies to about 1 student out of 4. On the other hand, about 2 students out of 3 have a part-time job in order to support themselves.)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 10:47 UTC (Thu) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
And that makes it evil how? Did the Finnish government influence the design of the kernel?
Now, if the whole Internet architecture development were North American government funded, that would have been truly evil. Oh wait.... :-)
Posted Apr 13, 2012 16:21 UTC (Fri) by micah (subscriber, #20908)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 5:40 UTC (Thu) by The_Barbarian (subscriber, #48152)
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