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    Phoronix: GNOME Foundation Issues 2018 Annual Report - Massive Increase In Funding

    The GNOME Foundation has issued their 2018 annual report that is particularly notable due to a massive rise in their income following two large donations...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...oundation-2018

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    Nice to know 👍

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    • #3
      It is a shame that money is used to fund Outreachy — a sexist and racist program based on the principle of discrimination. 🤢

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        It is a shame that money is used to fund Outreachy — a sexist and racist program based on the principle of discrimination. 🤢
        Those programs are trivially sexist or discriminating (if you consider a literal meaning of those words), as they are aiming to correct a certain imbalance. Nevertheless, they are doing something good for society. And of curse for the project, as it attracts people, who otherwise would never contributing for various reasons.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          It is a shame that money is used to fund Outreachy — a sexist and racist program based on the principle of discrimination. 🤢
          Damn right, I didn't even know my fav distro Fedora is supporting this crap.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oleid View Post

            Those programs are trivially sexist or discriminating (if you consider a literal meaning of those words), as they are aiming to correct a certain imbalance. Nevertheless, they are doing something good for society.
            1.) Ends do not justify the means.
            2.) This reasoning was used in the past to justify horrible things, "doing something good for society" is not the same for everybody!

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            • #7
              What a waste of money. They'll just make a GNOME 4 which will be even worse than 3, turn away more current, old and would-be Linux users, and preach about success. Yeah, maybe in increasing Windows/OSX adoption, sure.

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              • #8
                That sounds great! The gnome people do an immense job with little manpower. As for the outreach programs, I hope they succeed in making gnome and foss in general more accessible to people who are not white/east-asian guys. We're quite a homogeneous group atm, making it harder for outsiders to join. More talent from other groups is certainly welcome.

                At my (small) workplace there are several women working as programmers, all of them after having participated in different outreach programs. All of them previously did other stuff and didn't really consider getting into tech before they somehow got there. So from my perspective that's a big win for everybody. Talent is rare, wasting it a serious economical/political/social/ethical mistake.
                Last edited by treba; 06-27-2019, 09:11 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by treba View Post
                  That sounds great! The gnome people do an immense job with little manpower. As for the outreach programs, I hope they succeed in making gnome and foss in general more accessible to people who are not white/east-asian guys. We're quite a homogeneous group atm, making it harder for outsiders to join. More talent from other groups is certainly welcome.
                  I thought there was only two groups, the "group of people contributing", and the "group of people who do not contribute" wasn't aware of other groups.

                  Originally posted by treba View Post
                  At my (small) workplace there are several women working as programmers, all of them after having participated in different outreach programs. All of them previously did other stuff and didn't really consider getting into tech before they somehow got there. So from my perspective that's a big win for everybody. Talent is rare, wasting it a serious economical/political/social/ethical mistake.
                  So in your opinion; can you explain in plain English what is what was preventing those ladies from becoming programmers?

                  Is it that they had no interest on it? lack of knowledge?

                  And what is that the outreach programs did exactly to get them interested?

                  Those are serious questions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post

                    I thought there was only two groups, the "group of people contributing", and the "group of people who do not contribute" wasn't aware of other groups.
                    nor me.

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