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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 6:42 UTC (Mon) by shmget (subscriber, #58347)
In reply to: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation by ebassi
Parent article: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

"so, let me get this straight: we should not encourage participation in the GNOME project and perform outreach for new developers in a demographic that is demonstrably sorely underrepresented, because that is... bad?"

Yes institutional discrimination is very, very bad, regardless of who is on the business end of the stick.

"new developers in a demographic that is demonstrably sorely underrepresented,"
This argument is predicated on the completely idiotic notion that any subset of the population should represent the same distribution, regarding any other random criteria, than the general population...
worse, that fallacy is then used to justify offering paid employment based on a criteria that has _nothing_ to do with the job offered.
That organization is morally bankrupt.. it seems appropriate that it would lean toward financial bankruptcy too...



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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 7:07 UTC (Mon) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

> This argument is predicated on the completely idiotic notion that any subset of the population should represent the same distribution, regarding any other random criteria, than the general population...

No, it's not. And the fact that you believe that it is means that you're misinformed. If the OPW initiative resulted in that misinformation then that's something that they should fix, but otherwise that doesn't seem like a justifiable criticism.


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