[UbuntuWomen] Suggestions for OSS project participants?
meg.kurdziolek at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 16:17:57 GMT 2007
I think there is a lot of hidden talent in our group, but we just haven't
found the appropriate outlet for it. Talking about myself specifically, I'm
a CS major with programming background in C, C++, and Java. Have a need for
anyone like that? I've never participated in a FOSS project before, so I'd
need a lot of mentoring and tutoring at first about how things are done.
(I'm also a busy grad student, so I'd be able to put more effort into things
during the summer.)
I think for a lot of people (not just women) its hard to find a place to
On 3/12/07, Matt Good <matt at matt-good.net> wrote:
> I just read Mirjam's blog post from Planet Ubuntu which covers some
> interesting findings from a study on female involvement in F/LOSS and
> have read through most of the study itself. Some of the figures,
> particularly those on age and education level of women involved in OSS
> were new to me and I'd highly recommend reading the findings. However,
> I was disappointed that the recommendations were all specific to
> government organizations. While I'm sure these are good ideas, it
> doesn't really help me as an individual OSS participant.
> I have been active on the Trac project for several years, and it is
> where I invest most of my OSS involvement. Articles such as "HOWTO
> Encourage Women in Linux" offer good suggestions for behaviors that
> can be applied in online communications (IRC/email) or Real Life, which
> I'm sure I could be better at, but I'm also wondering if there are ways
> as part of an OSS development team I can be more actively reaching out
> to women in the community to encourage their involvement. Finding where
> to draw the line between "Do encourage women in computing" and "Don't
> stare and point when women arrive" is not easy. Would it be helpful for
> me to post here and/or on the Trac mailing list looking for women
> interested in contributing to Trac? Any other suggestions for me or
> developers on other projects?
> -- Matt Good
>  http://zerlinna.blogweb.de/archives/139-Women-in-linux.html
>  http://trac.edgewall.org/
>  http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/
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> ubuntu-women at lists.ubuntu.com
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