[UbuntuWomen] Ubuntu4girls projetc

Miriam Ruiz little.miry at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 10:27:12 UTC 2007

While I agree with Lyz, if this is a serious project I'd be willing
for help. We shouldn't take for granted that all of the girls love the
sugar and spice and everything nice stuff, so I guess the first step
should be to ask the girls we aim the project to what they would like,
instead of just deciding ourselves on our own.

I'm not pretty sure whether the project is aimed towards girls or
towards women in general (age). If it's the latter, the project name
itself might be quite misleading. Also, does it intend to be just a
normal ubuntu with visual themes aimed to girls, or a selection of
packages will also be done? We might as well think about making it
inclusive to some boys too, dunno.

It would be nice if you could clarify all this :)


2007/9/28, Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at ubuntu.com>:
> Mariwal,
> Please join the ubuntu-women mailing list if you wish to discuss this
> further, I have included the list on this email.
> According to your launchpad page[0] for this project:
>    "This is a custom Ubuntu package for gilrs, All things that girls want:
>     conpiz-fusion, beautifull wallpapers, xscreesaver, etc.
>    Please, Add: beautifull wallpapers, themes, pink and rose things, Usplash
>    whit flowers, Sound Packages, etc. All things that girls want. To get
>    involved, just help me to make these things above and make a Live "pink"
>    Ubuntu CD. Thank You. Mariwal"
> I expect that you're trying to be helpful and have very good
> intentions, but I think you will find that such a project is going to
> be controversial. Women and girls are just people, we have different
> interests, not all of us like "pink and flowers" and saying that "pink
> and flowers" are "All things that girls want." is not true. Some of us
> want to do programming and software packaging with a really slick dark
> background and theme on our system. Compounding stereotypes about
> girls and women does little to encourage and empower us.
> So my first suggestion is not assume that all girls like "pink and
> flowers" - remove the "All things that girls want." sentence from the
> launchpad description. My second suggestion is to fix the spelling and
> grammatical errors, which I understand might require a fluent English
> speaker.
> All that said, I don't see a problem creating a "Pink Ubuntu" and
> there certainly are girls (and boys!) out there who would be
> interested in using it, and it might bring people who like such things
> to Ubuntu - which is a great thing! So why not change the project name
> to something like pink-ubuntu?
> [0] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu4girls/
> On 9/27/07, Mariwal Jordão <mariwal at mariwal.net> wrote:
> > Hello, Elizabeth Bevilacqua
> >
> > Greeting from Brazil
> >
> > My name is Mariwal Jordao
> >
> > I'm a ubuntu user and introduce the ubuntu to my mother
> > Well, I startded after this, a projetc in Ubuntu Forum Brazil a project
> > callet " Ubuntu4Girls"
> > I dont kwew about your project, and start my onw
> >
> > Well, in the Brazilian forum, have a nice repercution about make Ubuntu for
> > Girls
> > ANd I made a web site and put this projetc in Luanchpad too
> > Here are the links:
> >
> > - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu4girls/
> > - http://ubuntu4girls.informe.com/  -- whit wiki forum user
> > blog, and blog
> >
> > Well, how do I contribuite or integrate my project whit your project?

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