View Full Version : Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source

August 9th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Neat read:


One key theme of the discussion was the fact that women in open source tend to be involved in management, marketing, and leadership roles, but they do not tend to excel in the more technical aspects of software development, with some notable exceptions, including Allison Randal, a key Perl developer and president of the Perl Foundation.


But Cooper, who highlighted male involvement in Debian Women, said although the group gets nasty correspondence telling them to get out of open source and into the kitchen, the women's group within Debian helps bridge the eternal gap between the sexes and how they communicate.

Thats sad.

August 9th, 2005, 09:33 AM
Debian Women were on debconf 5.
http://dc5video.debian.net/2005-07-15/Debian_Women_and_Women_in_Free_Software-by_Erinn_Clark__Magni_Onsoien.mpeg (BIG video file. 264MB)

I _so_ much welcome all the women developers and users - and I _so_ much hate to see any sex discrimination.