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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [proposal] integrating womAn@a.o into an Apache code of practice
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:10:42 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Bertrand Delacretaz <>
> To:
> Sent: Thu, September 16, 2010 11:54:50 AM
> Subject: Re: [proposal] integrating womAn@a.o into an Apache code of practice
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
> > ...I like  the idea that Apache, like all upstanding meritocracies,
> > doesn't think  of either gender as a 'special case'. Committers are
> > just committers,  not boy committers or girl committers...
> Absolutely agree with that,  thanks for your comment.

Yes, but... the reason to put together special initiatives for
underrepresented groups is to address systemic/environmental
problems that may be causing the underrepresentation.  IOW I
don't mind the fact that we tried to do some of that with
the women@ list, even tho it obviously didn't gel.  I think
we should remain open to future initiatives, even those that
present potential "corrective" biases which favor underrepresented


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