Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Posted Aug 27, 2009 22:18 UTC (Thu) by mjg59
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
I suspect that if we had a perfectly welcoming Free Software community we'd still have a lot less than 50%
Given that the number of women inolved in computing at pretty much any age is less than 50%, I suspect you're right. Fixing the issues in free software won't magically fix any of the problems that exist in the wider world. That's not an excuse for not doing it, though - we should strive to at the very least be no worse than the commercial software industry or CS intake. And once we're there, any progress in the wider world should be reflected in our own demographics as wel.
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