[ubuntu-uk] New network for women advocating, using or developing FLOSS

Paula Graham pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 11:41:30 UTC 2011

On 15/07/11 18:50, Rob Beard wrote:
> Sounds good, I'll pass this on to my local LUG list, there are a 
> couple of girls on the list, as you say it's pretty male dominated and 
> some guys can be a bit funny about it, personally I see the girls in 
> my local LUG as fellow Linux geeks :-)
> Good luck with it.  I guess it's okay for us guys to blog about it etc?
> Rob 
God yes - do publicise, many thanks :)  The women-only thing is just 
about the actual discussion spaces/meetups etc. The research on women in 
IT shows that women benefit from having spaces where they can 
collaborate in ways that are tailored to how women tend to communicate - 
it shouldn't separate out women but actually to support us to contribute 
more confidently in the whole community and promote a more inclusive 
culture overall - thus making it easier for more women to become users 
and/or get involved in the wider FS movement.

So support from the wider community is very welcome - thanks :)


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