[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

Hello :)

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:
> http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings/20070211
> = 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
>   involvement?"
>  * 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
>   stories.
>    * pleia2 believes that real examples would be important to any
>     presentation as it may be hard to "get" the problem without such
>     examples
>    * bapoumba said it would be helpful to have stories for developers AND
>     non-developers
>    * !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:
>   [http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=76]
>  * 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
> suggestions.
> - Lyz/pleia2
> -- 
> Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com
> http://www.princessleia.com

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