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____/ wispygalaxy on Friday 25 Sep 2009 22:10 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Women and Ubuntu
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | How to achieve that goal is a pretty complex question,
>> | and Iâm not qualified to give a good answer. A blog
>> | post by Elizabeth Krumbach of Ubuntu Women offers some
>> | good suggestions for raising the profile of female
>> | contributors to Ubuntu, but none of those suggestions
>> | has yet been acted upon, as far as I know.
>> | Nonetheless, this is an issue that canât be ignored if
>> | bug #1 is truly to be eliminated.
> I think one reason why women aren't participating widely in free software is
> that the general public is not being educated enough about FOSS. The guys
> who participate in FOSS probably heard about it from their geeky friends,
> and this is a result of the culture. Boys are encouraged to dig deeper
> into technology issues. However, girls only learn the basics of computer
> use in school. When I was a young girl, I was interested in technology but
> I never looked any further into it. The stereotypes about the technology
> world held me back.
> I only discovered FOSS two years ago when I heard about Ubuntu over the
> Internet. (I heard about Linux before that, but I didn't know that it was
> FOSS.) I did my own research about the philosophy and came to love it.
> Many people simply think that all software is commercial and that it needs
> to be paid for. They don't know that it can be a collaborative process.
>> Ubuntu 10.04 Linux will be a Lucid Lynx
> Haha, I like the name.
> Who knew lynxes could be so cute?:
More so than Leopards [mind case].
Mandriva 2010 ought to be a great release too.
~~ Best of wishes
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