[coreboot] User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Women

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri Jun 26 13:52:59 CEST 2009

On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:05:42 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
<c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 26.06.2009 12:22, Urja Rannikko wrote:
>>> Why not work on attracting more geeky
>>> people who like being close to hw?
>> Well, i think the point in this is that anybody (also women) can be
>> "people who like being close to hw",
>> so we should work on attracting anybody who likes to be close to hw :)
> Basically, there are three points to consider AFAICS.
> 1. If we mention women explicitly, it means we see and officially
> acknowledge a deficit even if that is not our fault.
> 2. Is explicitly inviting women insulting to them? After all, treating
> them like everyone else would mean we'd not mention them explicitly. I
> actually got conflicting answers from women for this question.

Right, it maybe putting them in the spot light?

> 3. Are there other groups which are insulted because we explicitly
> invite women, but not $GROUP? I think Joe brought up this point.

Right. That's why the safe answer is EVERYONE.

> I added a sentence to
> http://www.coreboot.org/User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Friendliness which
> hopefully is generic and broad enough.
> "We welcome participation from every human being, regardless of
> gender/ethnicity/views/..."
> http://www.coreboot.org/User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Women will probably
> become a redirect to .../Friendliness soon.

Sounds good, fair to every human being.

Joseph Smith

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