[UbuntuWomen] #Ubuntu-Women Meeting Notes from 11 February, 15:00 UTC
bapoumba at gmail.com
bapoumba at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 16:49:54 UTC 2007
added a link to :
(hope this is okay)
and a post in the schedule thread :
Still no news about current UWN, still in gobby.
On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 19:50 -0500, Elizabeth Bevilacqua wrote:
> The log and following notes are available on the wiki:
> = Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting February 11th 15:00 UTC 2007 =
> Meeting began with the usual introductions, attendees were: dinda,
> pleia2, ubuntu_newgal, bapoumba, Susana, !NurseGirl
> dinda began the meeting asking if anyone was going to
> [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuCon UbuCon] which is being held in NYC on
> Friday February 16th.
> * No one else in attendance is able to make it, but dinda will be
> there, and said "It's an "unconference" format but I've offered to
> lead a BOF session or answer questions about UW or other topics"
> * bapoumba mentioned that there will be an
> [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter UWN] announcement
> about it.
> Numbers of women in FLOSS were discussed.
> * Has there been a poll since the [http://flosspols.org/ FLOSSPOLS]
> results last year? We do not believe there has been, the official
> number we are standing by is 1.5% of contributers to FLOSS are women,
> slightly higher (around 2%) for Ubuntu specifically.
> ubuntu_newgal asked about how she could get involved with Ubuntu
> * pleia2 posted two helpful links on getting involved with Ubuntu
> * [http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate]
> * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributeToUbuntu]
> dinda is thinking of trying to build something about Women in
> FLOSS/Ubuntu-Women for [http://www.ubuntulive.com/ Ubuntu Live] in July
> * dinda mentioned that some of the discussions lately on the
> [http://www.linuxchix.org LinuxChix] mailing lists have offered some
> valuable insights into issues women are facing and how to handle them
> * pleia2 asked "what exactly would your focus be? A general women in
> FOSS? Something more specific about how to help get more
> * dinda replied "I think I'm looking for more Ubuntu specific ideas"
> * One of the most commonly asked questions regarding projects like
> Ubuntu-Women is why we exist, dinda felt that beginning her
> discussion by answering this would be helpful, pleia2 suggested using
> copy from the [http://ubuntu-women.org Ubuntu-Women.org homepage]
> * dinda suggested "perhaps, one presentation could be a general, "Why
> is there an Ubuntu Women's Project" or similar ... Short paper or
> presentation on some of the issues the project hopes to address"
> * dinda said "and then the other question that always comes up is, "Are
> men welcome too?"" - some discussions on [http://linuxchix.org
> LinuxChix] of late have also can help with this.
> * Many women have had negative experiences withing FLOSS, dinda asked
> "how can use these experiences to present information to the greater
> community?" her suggestion was to spend a few months collecting
> * pleia2 believes that real examples would be important to any
> presentation as it may be hard to "get" the problem without such
> * bapoumba said it would be helpful to have stories for developers AND
> * !NurseGirl said "I wonder whether there would be a way to compare
> women's experiences in the Ubuntu community with experiences in
> other tech communities"
> * dinda: "Real Women, Real World Experiences in FLOSS/Ubuntu?"
> * dinda: "So if I propose two topics for the Ubuntu Live conference, I
> can count on you folks to help gather materials/stories?"
> * Several in attendance agreed to help out
> * A wiki page will be created in order to gather material/stories
> bapoumba brought up the U-W forums.
> * Ubuntu-Women does have a forum outlet:
> * bapoumba was recently made a mod on this forum - hooray!
> * There was some discussion about general and U-W forum history and
> leadership. Today Ubuntu-Women on the forums and the official
> Ubuntu-Women group have merged and work closely together.
> pleia2 brought up the need for Administrative access to the website
> * In the last meeting it was believed that both Robin and Vid had
> access, pleia2 contacted both of them and discovered that Robin no
> longer has access and she has not heard back from Vid
> * both dinda and pleia2 contacted the Community manager at Canonical
> and he suggested the issue be brought to the Community Council
> * It was agreed to bring it up at the next CC meeting, Tuesday February
> 13th, dinda added a note about this to
> [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda the CC Agenda],
> * pleia2 said she'd try to make the meeting and ubuntu_newgal was also
> interested in attending.
> * pleia2 will contact the list admins listed on the Ubuntu-Women
> website to make sure they are active as well.
> It was decided that the next meeting will be held on Sunday February
> 25th at 15:00 UTC - this is the same time as this Feb 11th meeting,
> please email the mailing list if you have other meeting time
> - Lyz/pleia2
> Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com
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