Women in Open Source Mini-Conf at SCALE 5x

Southern California Linux Exposition hosted today a Women in Open Source Mini-Conf.
Jem Matzan reported the day being a “life-changing experience for all who attended”.
Read his summary here: http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/300/

  • numbers are given (about 20% women in IT, far less in Free Software, ie 1.5 %)
  • reasons for these low numbers are discussed
  • links to women in FOSS sites are provided

To be noted, and that’s not the first time I read this, women speakers emphasized FOSS as based on meritocracy with no real glass ceiling for women, as can be found in other technological areas.

edit : sorry I did not thank Stemp for spotting that particular link.

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2 thoughts on “Women in Open Source Mini-Conf at SCALE 5x

  1. Stemp

    «about 20% women in IT, far less in Free Software, ie 1.5 %» ????
    Are they sure ? 20% in IT seems to be right but what does they mean by about 1.5% ? developpers ? users ? people involved ?

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