Ubuntu-Women Goals (was: [UbuntuWomen] (No, you're not... :))
clytie at riverland.net.au
Wed Jul 5 09:05:40 UTC 2006
Sorry this is a late answer, but I'm only just catching up with my
On 02/07/2006, at 5:11 PM, Jeannie originally wrote:
>>> Hmmm, how can I make myself more clear.
>>> What attracted ME to a womens users group is the HOPE that I
>>> would be
>>> able to get clear and understandable answers to my technical
I don't think we should rule out offering occasional technical help
here. We should definitely encourage people to use the known channels
for help, emphasizing those we know to be polite and helpful, but the
occasional question answered won't create isolation.
Whether we personally have experienced it or not, there is plenty of
hostility, ignorance and sheer unpleasant behaviour out there, and
women are often targetted by it. It ranges from rudeness and sexist
remarks to death threats. I have personally experienced both ends of
the range and plenty in between, in my thirty years in computing.
Users, especially those dealing with difficulties, need acceptance
"Yes, that's an awkward problem, you might try X, or Y under Z
situation. Have a look at A site, and you'd probably get more help on
the Ubuntu list B, or the forum C. But you're welcome to ask here."
in my opinion is more useful than
"We're not here for that. You should go there."
The Linuxchix lists, which range from technical to chat, feature both
very experienced and new users, and show that having a place you can
discuss things with other women is useful and valued.
They too, encourage people to branch out into the community. I
certainly haven't seen their technical or other lists doing anything
but stimulate general participation. They build confidence.
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm
Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)
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