Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results

Hello Alan,

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Alan Cox wrote:

most people would consider most of them fine candidates too. I'm not
sure that a positive discrimination policy would neccessarily help
either although one could certainly be put to referendum if people did.

Just for the record, I wasn't advocating a positive discrimination policy. I had hoped that the community would see the value of a bit more mixed composition itself.

The stats that have come out of free software developer studies show the
problem is a little deeper than management. On a twenty member board
you'd expect between half and one woman member if its constitution
matched that of the developer body itself.

I don't want to be pedantic, but I don't think being a developer is a requirement to become a member of the GNOME Foundation or to vote in its elections. In any case, the fact that two women were candidates for the board outperforms the statistics. :-)


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