[Linux-aus] The Ada Initiative - Should Linux Aus etc
jonjermey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 10:54:03 EST 2011
So you HAVE evidence. Fine. If the committee are worth their salt they
will ask for the same level of evidence for this grant application as
they would for any other, and if the applicants are worth their salt
they will have anticipated this and will have the evidence ready. But
the feeling expressed in some comments here seemed to be motivated more
by a desire to assuage real or imagined guilt than to ensure a
cost-efficient grant process.
If I were on the committee I would be asking questions like "How many
additional Australian women do you expect to be working in ICT in five
years time as a result of this grant? Why? How will you test this
prediction when the time comes?" Not because I would expect precise
answers, but to try and ensure that some thought has been given to
verification. If the applicants are social scientists, rather than just
social activists, they will be just as interested in those questions and
their answers as the committee should be.
On 25/02/11 08:39, Elspeth Thorne wrote:
> On the other hand, perhaps the abuse, harassment, discouragement and
> difficulty I encountered - explicitly and openly based on my gender -
> is not unique, and is, in fact, quite common if you happen to present
> as female.
> Perhaps my experience is unique. I rather doubt that, however.
http://www.webindexing.biz -- http://learnubuntu.com.au
Indexing * Proofreading * Software consultancy and training * Linux
More information about the linux-aus