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.