On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 09:55:57AM +0100, Ben Brown wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for the very late response, I'm aware a resolution has been made at
> this point, but since I had a response drafted:
> On 07/07/17 16:12, Daniel Silverstone wrote
> > I agree with that delta and would be pleased to update the Gitano covenant
> > it since being held to inaction would be daft.
> > > My personal gripe is with the "Reverse' -isms" line, as that
> > > contradictory to the statement that everyone should be free from
> > > since it reads as if it officially sanctioning discrimination against a
> > > supposed dominant or majority group.
> > Dominance is not about "this group of people are more powerful"
> > (given I'd say that while I'm in a minority, I am probably the most
> > member of the community right now given how it is constructed), but simply
> > about being predominant in the sense of 'strength in numbers'.
> I understand. My own ineloquence (?) didn't help my case here. I was trying
> to outline that discrimination of any kind, against any individual (or
> group), should be taken with equal concern and treatment, if we're aiming
> for equality :)
So there's apparently much debate in other FOSS projects about this
I think broadly it sucks, it brings politics into coding when coding
be as apolitical as possible (Yes I know GPL is politics, but aside from
that how about let's just write code and have fun).
We have discussed the matter privately. Some of what was said was a result
of miscommunication and we agreed it would be for the best to at least take a
break from the community.