At least two Debian women developers are reconsidering their participation in the GNU/Linux project following the posting of what they deem to be a sexist message to one of the mailing lists meant for developers.
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Ruiz feels it would be a good idea to have a code of conduct in Debian as Ubuntu does. “That way, women -and maybe other groups too- wouldn't be de facto censored and pushed down by certain practices that seem to try to keep the current status quo of no more women in the project than those strictly needed. In fact, to be honest, I wouldn't bring any of my female friends to Debian right now, as things are.”
She plans to gradually reduce her involvement in Debian and start getting involved in other free software projects which she finds more women-friendly.