[Linux-aus] An Open Letter to the Open Source Community
bret at busby.net
Tue May 22 15:41:16 UTC 2007
On Tue, 22 May 2007, Melissa Draper wrote:
> Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 16:25:45 +1000
> From: Melissa Draper <melissa at meldraweb.com>
> To: Linux Australia Mailing List <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
> Subject: [Linux-aus] An Open Letter to the Open Source Community
> Dear users, developers and other contributors of Open Source,
> I write this letter as a contributor of Ubuntu, and as a member of the
> Ubuntu Women project.
> As a Woman and an Open Source contributor, I see a number of behaviours
> within the Open Source community that are quite counterproductive to the
> community. Many of these behaviours often go unnoticed, and this is a shame.
> These counterproductive behaviours of which I write, may seem
> common-place to many people, and they may even be humorous to some.
Perhpas it may have been helpful to have included a description, or some
other indication, of the "behaviours" of which you complain.
It is one thing to say "there is something rotten in the state of
Denmark", but it is more useful to say what is it.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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