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Re: mails mails

From: neels <neeels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 23:28:04 +0100

 I'd like to note, more verbosely, that I got carried away with that
post -- I was trying to demonstrate how all beauty disappears with a
var width font. I do not want to be associated with sexism nor trying
to irritate anyone. When I posted I simply wasn't aware enough that a
picture like this could offend, in either direction (to me,
personally, it is quite low on the irritation scale). I value the
attitude neutrality on this list and apologize for disturbance
thereof.

On 13 March 2010 09:29, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> When I sent the above I should have been more explicit
> about my intent by linking to http://webchick.net/files/women-in-floss.pdf
> I'd like to encourage everyone to please read these slides.

+1 for this presentation (BTW, it is a talk opposing gender
discrimination, for anyone who might be reluctant to click).
The drastically uneven male:female ratio in the Subversion project has
actually worried me recently. My understanding of the nature of FLOSS
would suggest a more or less even distribution, so I ask myself, why
the heck are *all* of us svn devs male? I hereby officially welcome
any individual out there to join in and receive
attitude/gender/situation-neutral support like anyone else.

~Neels
Received on 2010-03-13 23:28:32 CET

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