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Debian Welcomes Diversity

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V.T. Eric Layton

From a Debian email announcement:

 

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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/

Debian welcomes diversity press@lists.debian.org

June 6th, 2012 http://www.debian.or...s/2012/20120606

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The Debian Project is pleased to announce the availability of its

diversity statement [1], approved by a large majority of the project

members [2].

 

1 : http://www.debian.org/intro/diversity

2 : http://www.debian.or...e/2012/vote_002

 

The technical side of the Debian Project is already committed to

diversity: we don't accept discrimination against persons, groups or

fields of endeavor in our software (Debian Free Software Guidelines,

points 5 and 6 [3]). Now, the community part of the Debian Project

explicitly welcomes and encourages participation by everyone.

 

3 : http://www.debian.or...ract#guidelines

 

"The constructive and fruitful discussion that led to the current

version of this statement was really encouraging", said Francesca

Ciceri, who proposed the initial draft and took a lot of other opinions

into account. "I'd like to thank all the people who participated in the

drafting process proposing changes and fixes, explaining different

points of view and approving this initiative", Francesca added.

 

"This statement marks a new stage in the process of welcoming

contributors to our project", said Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project

Leader. "Community diversity goes hand in hand with community richness."

 

 

About Debian

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The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free

community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the

largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of

volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain

Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range

of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

 

 

Contact Information

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For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at

http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to .

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securitybreach

Excellent :thumbup:

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V.T. Eric Layton

I think the world would be a much nicer place if we let the open source community run it. :yes:

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LilBambi

Yes, it is excellent! :thumbsup:

 

I agree Eric! :yes:

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Cookie

I think the world would be a much nicer place if we let the open source community run it. :yes:

 

That is the most poignant statement I have read in a long time.

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securitybreach

I think the world would be a much nicer place if we let the open source community run it. :yes:

 

My thoughts exactly :thumbsup:

 

Of course you already knew that ;)

 

B)

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