Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Posted Aug 28, 2009 1:31 UTC (Fri) by njs
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 just wanted to point out to him that he is not arguing under the same rules he demands of me.
Yes, I understand that. I'm not convinced you're right -- he's explained why -- but I was responding to the fact that in choosing to make that point, and in the way you did, you communicate that you're more worried about the rules than the actual content of the discussion; indeed, that you're willing to deny the relevance of real people's pain in order to score a point. ("These intellectual, clever, engaged men want to endlessly probe my argument for weaknesses, want to wrestle over details, want to argue just for funand they wonder, these intellectual, clever, engaged men, why my voice keeps raising and why my face is flushed...
" There may be a reason that it's mostly men who have been willing to *cough* volunteer to discuss this with you?)
What googling? I didn't see anything dealing with technical volunteerism
I was referring to the copious links I gave earlier, all of which deal with FOSS specifically (i.e., not proprietary software development, though they don't *avoid* the broader issues); the FLOSSPOLS work in particular should satisfy any demands for scientific rigor.
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