Re: Bug#880014: Technical committee appointment
- Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:46:44 +0100
- From: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Bug#880014: Technical committee appointment
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:51:36PM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> I have to pick a nit here - I know this mail probably comes from a template
> and you are repeating what used to be true here. But, according to GR
> 003 in 2016¹, Didier is the "Chair" of the Technical Committee, not
> the "Chairman".
> ¹ https://www.debian.org/vote/2016/vote_003
Didn't we already lose enough time with this utterly pointless GR?
If I, as a dirty foreigner, knew the etymology of -man without having to
look it up, it wouldn't be too hard for GR proposers to do a bit of
research. But then, perhaps we should have another GR to purge from all
de.po files all translations to -führer because of that one Führer?
With that logic, you can as well ban the letter N and all words that include
-gun-. I heard such word games are all the rage these days.
The GR replaced the text of the Constitution, it did not forbid using the
synonym in other communication -- especially when the particular usage
matches both definitions of the word (both the etymological one, and the one
that implies gender), as Didier happens to be male. Likewise, had paultag
taken this position, a mail from lamby that puts "chaircat" or "chairgod"
(assuming #d-devel wisdom is true) would be correct.
Bottom line: this mailing list is not a place to shame people about
following or not a particular approach to genders.
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⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ A smart species invents a can opener.
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ A master species delegates.