An update on the Ada Initiative
Posted Dec 31, 2011 9:02 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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That's some weird logic.
Given that the differences between individuals is far more significant than between genders as a group I would guess that in an ideal society the ratio would be much closer to 50%
The fact that intra-gender differences are more significant has no bearing on what inter-gender difference we should see. And I can't tell what ideal you're thinking of. Do you mean a society in which women like open source as much a men? A society in which women work in open source as much as men? A society in which women are allowed to work in open source as much as men?
Traits are distributed randomly so unless you can show a reason why the traits are correlated with gender I am going to assume it is anomalous
Maybe you're just using the word "trait" wrongly, but this doesn't make sense. Whatever trait you're talking about, if you assert that it is distributed randomly, then it is not correlated with gender. That's just simple semantics. If the trait is correlated with gender, even anomalously so, the trait is not distributed randomly.
So while you seem to have a point to make, I can't tell what it is.
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