Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results

The issue of diversity and a varied skill set is an important one in
looking at board composition of all non-profit organizations,
particularly one that supports freedom and community in technology.  All
of the candidates that stood for election this year were qualified and
dedicated contributors to GNOME.  As an organization, however, we can do
more to be more inclusive on all levels.  Being aware of this is the
first step and it is good Daniel raised it.


On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 10:31 -0800, Rob Adams wrote: 
> That's a very different argument than simply that she's a woman,
> however, and certainly a much more compelling one.  I did not mean to
> imply (and I apologize if that was what was understood from my message)
> that either of these women would not be qualified or would not do a good
> job on the board.

> On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 13:07 -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 09:18:58AM -0800, Rob Adams wrote:
> > > I think that's pretty unfair.  The candidates who were elected are all
> > > active well-known members of the Gnome community.  Saying that a women
> > > should have been elected solely for that reason just serves to minimize
> > > the very real and significant contributions that the electees have made
> > > to the Gnome community.
> > 
> >   Let's say that we tend to elect people from the same technical core,
> > and that Anne background would have provided some diversity. We are
> > not very versed in law or relation with governements while she
> > has knowledge in these domain. I hope she will be able to work
> > within the "marketing" side of the foundation and get elected 
> > next year, if she candidates again.

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