[UbuntuWomen] Hello World!

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 3 13:23:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 4:52 AM, Flavia Weisghizzi <flavia at weisghizzi.it> wrote:
> Let me introduce myself. My name is Flavia, I'm a member of Italian
> Ubuntu LoCo Team since February 2008.
> My involvement in Italian Community has been mostly in translation team,
> then, about a year ago I became coordinator of Italian Community press
> office.

Welcome Flavia! We're happy to have you :)

> Elizabeth Krumbach has told me you don't actually encourage separate
> Ubuntu Women
> teams for localized areas, but I've realized that Italian people are
> generally embarrassed in foreign language.
> I read that there is another Italian girl in this ML, I'll be glad to
> have her opinion about this idea and of course work with her, if she is
> interested and if you agree, to realize it.

As Vidya mentioned in an earlier email we do try to instead encourage
women to join their LoCo teams rather than a localized Ubuntu Women
chapters because we fear that the localized U-W chapters will make it
less likely for women to get involved in the main LoCo teams.

However, we are sensitive to different cultural needs and are open for
discussing a localized chapter if others believe this is the best way
to reach out to Italian women. The main condition would be that the
goal of the localized team is the same as the main U-W project and
that involvement with the main LoCo team is heavily encouraged.

Also worth noting, where I am in Philadelphia we have a local
LinuxChix chapter. Instead of having a local Ubuntu-centric place to
meet other women interested in Linux we team up with them for support.
It looks like there is an Italian LinuxChix team too! So you might
want to get into contact with them:


Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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