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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Xenophobia in the light of President-Elect Trump
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:51:26 GMT
Gavin, All,

Conducting politics is done already enough everywhere with the ASF and its
organisational units. Let's leave at that.

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org> wrote:

> Rich is correct.
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
> On 12/30/16, 10:29 AM, "Rich Bowen" <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>     On 12/29/2016 08:20 AM, Gavin Mabie wrote:
>     > Hi Community
>     >
>     > Should the community come out clearly rejecting the Trump xenophobic
>     > policies? Given the fact that community members comprise all
> cultures,
>     > religions and geographies?
>     >
>
>     No. We should not make any political statements of this kind.
>
>     It's cool for us to make statements about what we believe, but
>     endorsing, or attacking, particular politicians is not only contrary to
>     our non-profit standing, but there are individuals within our community
>     who are supporters of the president-elect, and who voted for him. Do we
>     reject those people from our community because we disagree with their
>     political leanings?
>
>     We are not a political organization, and we must not become one.
>
>     --Rich
>
>     --
>     Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
>     http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
>
>
>
>
>
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