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

Les Pounder lespounder at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 11:56:55 UTC 2011


Paula

I'll mention it in next months Linux Format.

Les
On Jul 19, 2011 12:41 PM, "Paula Graham" <pmgazz at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 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 :)
>
> Paula
>
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