[UbuntuWomen] Meeting follow-up
Emma Jane Hogbin
emmajane at xtrinsic.com
Wed Jan 23 21:23:13 UTC 2008
(I've removed whole chunks only because my response is that I don't know
enough to comment, but I hope others will be comment on your original
Vid Ayer wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2008 9:37 AM, Emma Jane Hogbin <emmajane at xtrinsic.com> wrote:
>> Ideally I would also like to build on the talk that was given last year
>> on Ubuntu Women with a panel discussion with group members...
> The "why UW exists" phase should be translated into a showcasing of
> actual work done since it will help convince others (including
> nay-sayers) easily. It will be easier to explain about the UW project
> (and therein ourselves) by showcasing the technical work that women
> have contributed so far. We need to build on the technical aspects,
> which involves roping in more women who are involved in any work like
> : packaging, artwork, bug squashing, documentation, translation, <add
> whatever technical task you do in free software vis-a-vis Ubuntu here>
> and promote them. It marketing parlance, an actual software product
> demo convinces clients faster, more than mere words or glossy
>> Goal at least three visibly active women in all core Ubuntu projects.
> Since core Ubuntu projects involves technical expertise, we need to
> assimilate data on :
> - all the women currently involved in which team/project in the
> community, like testing, bugs, art, blah.....
> - create a plan to "up the ante" (increase the participation), rope in
> new contributors, monitor progress and plug holes if any.
> - sustain, maintain and track interest levels from the entry to task
Please see the transcript from the IRC meeting and the ToDo list. The
beginnings are already typed up and need to be fleshed out... it would
be great to have a single place where the ideas are compiled as well as
having the discussion on the list.
>> 1.1.2 Ubuntu Women will work with Ubuntu governing bodies to identify
>> suitable candidates for all leadership roles.
>> Goal 50% women on all governing bodies.
> .... as in, the CC (comunity council) and TB (technical board) ? or
> regional teams and various tech teams like we have on LP ? Its not
> really clear on that page.
Please see the ToDo list. Part of what needs to be done is compiling a
list of what is meant by "core." :) I don't know what the right answer
is...but it should be noted that this is a long term goal and is
obviously based on merit, not gender alone.
> I'd love to see a 50-50 balanced scenario in the FLOSS world akin to
> the commercial industry (read, in India), but maybe that is dreaming
> the impossible :-)
We have to define the dream before we can work on the steps towards
realizing it! :)
Emma Jane Hogbin, B.Sc.
phone: (519) 371-2665
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