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From Matthew Sacks <>
Subject Re: Diversity: How many disabled people are at Apache
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:36:05 GMT
I used to work as a sysadmin (pre “DevOps”) with a guy who was disfigured; potentially
from service.
He was one of the best engineers on the team at a large dot com.
I think this sums this thread up?

> On Dec 14, 2016, at 12:33 PM, William A Rowe Jr <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
>> Anyway, I have no problem with people wanting to connect with others within
>> ASF realm, regardless of reason, so this is only an opportunity to
>> highlight my position on the 'diversity issue' at ASF, not in any way
>> criticizing you for reaching out.
> Please recognize that this is a commonly used tool abused on public
> forums, and it is called thread hijacking. Especially when it pertains to
> individuals' non-technical concerns, please don't do this. An outreach
> request by anyone on community@ should not be met with a debate
> about diversity.
> Thanks for considering this request,
> Bill

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