[coreboot] User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Women

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Jun 26 13:05:42 CEST 2009

On 26.06.2009 12:22, Urja Rannikko wrote:
>> Why not work on attracting more geeky
>> people who like being close to hw?
> Well, i think the point in this is that anybody (also women) can be
> "people who like being close to hw",
> so we should work on attracting anybody who likes to be close to hw :)

Basically, there are three points to consider AFAICS.
1. If we mention women explicitly, it means we see and officially
acknowledge a deficit even if that is not our fault.
2. Is explicitly inviting women insulting to them? After all, treating
them like everyone else would mean we'd not mention them explicitly. I
actually got conflicting answers from women for this question.
3. Are there other groups which are insulted because we explicitly
invite women, but not $GROUP? I think Joe brought up this point.

I added a sentence to
http://www.coreboot.org/User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Friendliness which
hopefully is generic and broad enough.
"We welcome participation from every human being, regardless of

http://www.coreboot.org/User:Hailfinger/Drafts/Women will probably
become a redirect to .../Friendliness soon.



More information about the coreboot mailing list