Reasons women avoid open source
Posted Aug 27, 2009 22:06 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Reasons women avoid open source
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
This is helpful, thank you very much. I will read every one.
From the top two, it seems that these are general, rather than gendered, barriers. The need to build a whole development environment has kept me from hacking on some code at times.
I really cringed at the fact that mailing lists were prefixed baby- . Women will take that, eh? I would have considered it to be abusive of beginners.
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