Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Posted Aug 27, 2009 21:43 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
Since you are one of the people summoned to a thread already in progress, I feel it my duty to inform you that nobody was attempting to say that you don't exist.
The topic is why there are not more women involved, and whether this is due to internal to Free Software issues or external ones.
I believe that some of the problems, and indeed the most significant ones, are external to Free Software. I think one significant problem is early childhood education serving as a demotivator of women to participate in technical volunteerism as well as technical occupations.
Beyond that, the question is whether there is something different about women - not you obviously but women as a population - that make them less interested in technical volunteerism. We have more data regarding technical occupations.
I would be really glad to see a serious discussion of this.
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