[maemo-community] Getting the ball rolling for council elections, and proposal to lengthen terms

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Fri Jul 31 19:53:13 EEST 2009

> On Jul 31, 2009, at 4:47 PM, Andrea Grandi wrote:
> > p.s: (just a "crazy" idea) what would you think about reserving a spot 
> > in Maemo Council for women? Yes, I know that womens in this kind of 
> > stuff are rare just like non-corrupted politicians (well... at least 
> > here in Italy, don't want to offend any other nation :) ) but the ones 
> > who work in IT are very valid and skilled, so why don't we try to 
> > promote them and involve more in the Maemo community?
> I love this idea - though I am skeptical that reserving a 
> position on the council for a woman is the right way to go 
> about getting more wome to participate.

Hmm, I don't think we should enforce positive discrimination. I think we
should certainly promote and encourage women to stand for the council, no
argument there, but reserving a place is not right IMO. As ever, the place
should be given to the best candidates, no matter who they are.



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