What is Broken
Posted Aug 19, 2005 18:21 UTC (Fri) by randydeansmith
In reply to: What is Broken
Parent article: Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source (NewsForge)
I think you'll find that women are "statistically under-represented" as the expression goes, not just in Open Source projects, but in computer programming in general.
Ah, but that's part of the whole point of the original discussion. IIRC, the original discussion centered on females participating as 2% of the OS community, while they were reported to be 25% of the overal SW dev community. (I was actually surprised by the 25% number! I didn't think it was that high.)
So you see that what raises your ire wasn't the issue; it was the discrepancy of OS vs. overall that was the issue.
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