[ubuntu-uk] Age and gender

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Thu Aug 7 10:23:17 BST 2008

Unfortunately... i think that conversation was partly accurate, though
the word "ONLY" is a bit strong. Ubuntu was pretty much created to break
that tradition, and to some extent it is slowly working (spreading to
the not so young, not so male population).

I don't know of many "aimed at/for/by women" communities, but a few of
the KUbuntu contributors and Planet-ubuntu members are part of the KDE
Women team. http://women.kde.org/ They might have some interesting info
on this topic there.

I don't particularly agree with the concept of having women-only teams
as i think it creates a visible boundary. While the general open
communities are often "boys-clubs", they are not limited to boys only.

On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 10:08 +0100, London School of Puppetry wrote:
> In a conversation recently someone said to me that Ubuntu is only for
> techies.....and blokes at that- and young blokes at that!
> Out of interest, as a middle-aged woman- I rarely see any other female
> names on the forum- but I really like Ubuntu but could not do without
> the help from the Forum
> -what is the general format of the forum?and could anything be done to
> change the age/gender profile to make Ubuntu more accessible to
> others-OR are there lots of middle-aged females out there?
> Caroline
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> London School of Puppetry
> www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com

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