[3/3] doc: Note on inclusive language for documentation.

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non such July 21, 2016, 6:05 p.m. UTC
  From aabf02ff399c9a20286c9ec2c2aa0ade15f59675 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: ng0 <ng0@we.make.ritual.n0.is>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:59:40 +0000
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] doc: Note on inclusive language for documentation.

* doc/contributing.texi (Submitting Patches): New @item:
Point out to use inclusive language when submitting any kind
of documentation.  This copies a section GNU libreboot uses in
their `contributing' but changes the external document link.
---
 doc/contributing.texi | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

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Comments

Ludovic Courtès July 22, 2016, 1:29 p.m. UTC | #1
I pushed something along these lines as
3c2d03a2b91a085b94c66e7810f358988538d1e4.

Thanks,
Ludo’.
  

Patch

diff --git a/doc/contributing.texi b/doc/contributing.texi
index 323fcaa..7a7aacf 100644
--- a/doc/contributing.texi
+++ b/doc/contributing.texi
@@ -338,6 +338,12 @@  dependencies and small fixes.
 If you combine more than one example in one patch you get examples
 for what we understand as mixing changes.

+@item
+When submitting any kind of documentation, try not to use the terms
+him/her, she/he, his/her, or anything that is gender biased.  Use their,
+they, them, those people, that person, and equal terms.
+@url{https://notabug.org/ng0/pubdoc-backup-repo/src/master/singularthey.md, Guidelines for Singular They in Technical English by 0xabad1dea}.
+
 @end enumerate

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