Using gender to increase women participation in free software: only logical.
oh, so using gender is bad... except it gender=woman ?
what is logical about that ?
"Many people are against positive discrimination."
positive discrimination is an oxymoron. by the very definition of discrimination, it favor someone at the expense of someone else, and in this context, based on a criteria irrelevant to the task at hand. There is nothing positive about that, regardless who is favored.
"This is not a case of positive discrimination, but a targeted program."
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
"The whole premise of this thread is absurd."
Program A establish as first rule: Applicant must be of gender G.
Does anyone argue that this is not a fact here ?