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  • Outreachy Summer 2019 Applications Open With Expanded Eligibility

    Phoronix: Outreachy Summer 2019 Applications Open With Expanded Eligibility

    Outreachy, the program formerly known as the Outreach Program for Women and intended to get more females and other under-represented groups in technology engaged with Linux/open-source projects, has opened up their application process for those seeking a summer internship while receiving a $5,500 USD stipend...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...mer-2019-Apply

  • #2
    This program should be closed. They are not "under-represented".

    They want equal distribution, which is NOT the same thing as equal opportunity.
    Last edited by tildearrow; 02-18-2019, 04:19 PM. Reason: I see. Thanks Michael

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
      This program should be closed. They are not "under-represented".

      They want equal distribution, which is NOT the same thing as equal opportunity.

      Also, oh come on, what "Fedora Happiness Packets" is anyway?
      https://happinesspackets.fedorainfracloud.org/

      People are generally much more loved than they think they are. Especially when things don't go according to plan, other people almost never think as harshly of you as you might think of yourself. It's easy for us to complain when bad things happen, and yet we're often fairly silent when things are good. Open-source communities are no different, especially when our main communication channels are textual and virtual.


      Fedora Happiness Packets is a very simple platform to anonymously reach out to the people that you appreciate or to whom you are thankful in your open-source community. Your message can be sent anonymously if you feel uncomfortable to share your name with the recipient. Of course, we encourage you to share your name, but it's completely optional!
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        "Your connection is not private"

        (their certificate expired a while ago)

        Yeah, happiness packets but let's use an expired certificate

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        • #5
          More outreach, more better. Always good to have more people involved!

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          • #6
            Popcorn time...

            Anyway, it's nice to see a mix of projects from documentation to lower and higher level language programming. Good luck to all involved.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
              They are not "under-represented".
              It's been very well established that this is the case, particularly in the world of technology. The open-source side of that world to a bit of a lesser degree, but it's still rather bad.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
                This program should be closed. They are not "under-represented".

                They want equal distribution, which is NOT the same thing as equal opportunity.
                Awwww, you can organise your own incel parade

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
                  This program should be closed. They are not "under-represented".

                  They want equal distribution, which is NOT the same thing as equal opportunity.
                  I understand the arguments toward this being shut down due to it being a form of discrimination, however, a lot of these groups are quite literally under-represented. I'm pretty sure they're not asking for equal distribution (that's woefully impractical, if not impossible). In most parts of the world, equal opportunity is already established and if you can prove you weren't hired due to discriminatory reasons, you can take legal action for that.
                  However, women, trans-people, and non-Asian minorities in tech fields are hard to come by, and regardless of what you would do, they are often (not always...) discriminated against. Why? Because there's not enough representation to show their capabilities, and bigotry is still rampant in the world.
                  You can disagree with the approach Outreachy takes, but to say there is no under-representation is no different than denying climate change.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

                    "Your connection is not private"

                    (their certificate expired a while ago)

                    Yeah, happiness packets but let's use an expired certificate
                    Still better than all "We don't trust people" corp. with preinstalled mandatory https inspection certificates which they use to spy on their clueless employees.

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