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25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women

25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women

Posted Feb 1, 2013 14:38 UTC (Fri) by Im26 (guest, #48749)
In reply to: 25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women by blujay
Parent article: 25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women

I don't see anything in this program that prevents you from starting your own outreach program to encourage any under-represented part of the community from joining in more to the benefit of both the individuals and the community. Or to put it another way, if you can find a way of increasing the participation from already well represented segments I'm sure that your ideas would be welcomed.

I'm waiting for the Outreach Program for people who prefer to go to the pub - but not surprisingly that doesn't have as much support or merit as this one because people standing in pubs aren't considered a useful addition to the community, there's already a pretty low barrier of entry to them, or we already have a decent cross section of them already.


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25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women

Posted Feb 2, 2013 0:49 UTC (Sat) by blujay (guest, #39961) [Link]

My point is the hypocrisy.

I don't think your pub analogy is a good one. No one is born with the ability or inability to go to the pub, but people can't change their sex.

25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women

Posted Feb 2, 2013 8:51 UTC (Sat) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497) [Link]

This is not hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy is someone claiming they're against sexism, while opposing programs that try to do something about it.


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