"Free Software should empower everyone. As such, correcting the biases, conscious or not, that have led to the poor #diversity of our communities, must be part of our mission."
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@Shamar I dunno. The whole thing about users controlling their software, is users in control. Users are empowered.

"judge people by their skills, not race/gender" is part of the hacker spirit for decades.

So yes, IMO it all fits together.


I think the whole thing is slightly different: it's not about people controlling their software but about people hacking their software.

Users are not just "in control", they are turned to hackers.

Judging people has never being an hacker thing: it's a waste of time and energy. Hackers judge arguments and artifacts. Skills change over time: they are not evaluation tool.
Judging people is for guys fed by ESR's propaganda, but it never helps to learn anything. It's pointless.

@Shamar @ebel I fully agree with you.
Just concerning @esr , I do not think he is that interested in judging people (as humans) in open source communities.
I may be wrong...

@Shamar @ebel @esr

I agree.
In the context (wider) of this blog post, the judgement was already done by some people from the association. They "judged actions", it seems. Though luck for that.
I won't talk for him, but I do not think he is interested in judging someone or why he should. Maybe skills? Personally I do not want to fall in the trap of elitist communities. A contributor is a contributor.

Complex topic. I tend to agree with hintjens.com/blog:120

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