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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: KAM is not drunk was Re: Wristbands instead of stickers?
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:12:17 GMT
OK, apparently I'm not understanding this.

I was referring to providing promo swag. Not a press release.

Curious about your proposal for a press release: what should we be
saying, exactly? To be clear, the ASF --as a foundation-- does not (=
has not, to date) issue position statements like this. We need to be
aware that this may also be pushed back on us, considering our low
percentage of female participants. We have quite vocal ASF Members who
feel that we're misogynistic and not female/*-friendly. Just saying.

In lieu of a press release, perhaps you/we either a) publish a blog post
under ComDev/community, or b) pen a "Success at Apache" article. Both
would be distributed to our community via announce@, and the latter
("Success") also gets sent to the press.

Thanks,
Sally

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On Thu, Aug 10, 2017, at 10:59, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> On 8/10/2017 10:26 AM, Sally Khudairi wrote:
> > Hey folks --I'm missing a bit of context here, and I wanted to preface
> > this by reinforcing that I fully support diversity and equality.
> >
> > My gut reaction was "why not 'Code Like a Person'?". Whilst not within
> > the target of the "girl" trend, we're open to everyone.
> >
> > Commit. Code. Contribute.
> >
> > They all work.
> >
> > I can also help with some promotional items, as I have budget, and we're
> > not holding a second ApacheCon this year.
> >
> > Feel free to let me know what you need.
> 
> For me, not speaking for Myrle, it's a small dig and an over 
> compensation for misogynistic tendencies re: the tech world.
> 
> And I think if spun correctly, it could be a nice media bit that gets 
> some more light shined on the topic while the iron is hot.
> 

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