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Subject: Re: [boost] GNOME outreachy
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-08-23 18:53:01

> I was hoping why don't we also apply for GNOME outreachy also it is also
> similar to GSoC and can also help our community to grow. and by appearing
> in end of year internship in GNOME outreachy we can keep a flow of new
> contributors and motivate people to contribute to opensource throughout the
> year.

Boost has always functioned as a strictly equal meritocracy. You get
judged here completely independent of who or what you are. We, quite
frankly, don't care so long as you can write excellent C++ and defend
that C++ in front of everyone else here. Some long standing members here
have pseudonyms for various personal reasons, and nobody cares.

Outreachy requires orgs to practice discrimination of a form which is
illegal in some parts of the world. I certainly could not abide by it,
it contravenes EU human rights legislation, and I also find it morally

Nevertheless, I am not the Boost community, and it is probably good to
rediscuss this from time to time. If the Boost community saw a consensus
favour in it, and an org admin could be found, it could happen.

Be aware that I would fight such a decision with everything that I have,
and last time this came up for discussion on boost-steering I was not
alone in this view of Outreachy's funding conditions. I would assume
that hasn't changed, but it was a few years ago now it was last discussed.


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