[gmx-developers] Ideologically biased quotes
erik.lindahl at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 13:19:11 CET 2016
... and a couple of other things I've thought about, but not acted on yet:
1) Should we remove all non-English quotes (Maybe German/French is OK too)?
Gromacs has become a large and international project, and since I don't
think it would be very productive to add quotes in another ~20 small
languages, maybe we shouldn't have any Swedish ones either.
2) Avoid jokes that depend too much on context (i.e., having been at the
talk) such as dropping a letter. While it might be fun to remember for the
few who were there, most other users probably won't understand why it's fun.
3) We have some historical quotes from rock music that I think we should
keep, but for new ones I'd suggest we hold them to the same standard as
other quotes - i.e., they should be related to
On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Erik Lindahl <erik.lindahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Vedran,
> Partly agree. There are a couple of recent purely political quotes that
> should probably go; I have no particular interest in staying 'neutral', but
> I think it's a reasonable requirement that there should be a direct
> connection to science/engineering/programming - otherwise we might soon
> end up with a torrent of quotes that are completely unrelated to what we
> do, and that would be a shame.
> On the other hand, I don't want us to be too touchy either, but in
> particular when it comes to contentious topics it's probably a good idea to
> consider adding a couple of jokes from both points-of-view rather than
> pushing your own ideas. Personally I think it would be pretty fun to have a
> couple of pro-religion jokes about science, but I haven't been very good at
> finding them :-)
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:37 PM, Vedran Miletić <vedran at miletic.net>
>> I say the following in a very calm voice, just as a suggestion, since I
>> expect it to be a charged topic.
>> Could we in the future avoid including ideologically biased quotes
>> promoting either side of whatever is the current (or eternal) debate in
>> society? I would much prefer if GROMACS was neutral on all issues
>> unrelated to science and software development.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Vedran Miletić
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> Erik Lindahl <erik.lindahl at gmail.com>
> Professor of Biophysics, Dept. Biochemistry & Biophysics, Stockholm
> Science for Life Laboratory, Box 1031, 17121 Solna, Sweden
Erik Lindahl <erik.lindahl at gmail.com>
Professor of Biophysics, Dept. Biochemistry & Biophysics, Stockholm
Science for Life Laboratory, Box 1031, 17121 Solna, Sweden
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