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shifting the burden

shifting the burden

Posted Dec 2, 2010 9:15 UTC (Thu) by frazier (guest, #3060)
In reply to: shifting the burden by vaurora
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

However, I and at least 9 or 10 of my friends have been ignoring the guy who grabbed my ass at LSF for 2 or 3 years now but it unfortunately doesn't seem to have stopped ass-grabbing at open source conferences.
The surface problem is strength in numbers. There aren't many women by percentage in software period, and I've never worked along side a female developer in a startup or open source project. The real problem, however, is the lack of respect. Period. It's one of those things that if women were 40% of the open source world, it probably wouldn't go on like it has. That's a factor, but it shouldn't be. But it is. Respect to you for telling us what you see and to Jon for publishing it. I feel like apologizing, but I'm not those people. I'm not part of the problem. I don't think the regs proposed will do that as presented, but I hope the related awareness genuinely changes things. Massive respect to you for carrying on as you have.

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shifting the burden

Posted Dec 5, 2010 1:14 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

There aren't many women by percentage in software period
40% of my workplace is not 'not many by percentage', it's near-parity... but it is a proprietary software company (we tried to take it free but our customers asked us not to. Banks are strange.)

About half of those are testers or DBAs: perhaps 30% of the developers are female. A bit low but not terrible.

shifting the burden

Posted Dec 8, 2010 9:24 UTC (Wed) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

By contrast my company has 2 developers to around 30 men. And the two women are *new*. It's a good start.

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