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[News] Women in Free Software, Transparency, and Contribution Policies

  • Subject: [News] Women in Free Software, Transparency, and Contribution Policies
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 18:05:32 +0100
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Leading by example: Women in open source

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| "It's counter-intuitive to me," Sanders 
| said in a recent interview. "I would expect 
| open source to be very open to everybody â 
| It's collaborative ... flexible. There's so 
| many things I can name about open source 
| that are beneficial."


Apache's Lesson In Radical Transparency

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| Transparency on the other hand promotes 
| confidence and community, educates and 
| ultimately empowers. As the web gets 
| richer, the financial and social cost of 
| maintaining secrecy gets higher and higher. 


Businesses Need Clear Policies For FOSS Contributions

,----[ Quote ]
| Businesses give to open source because open 
| source increasingly gives back to businesses.



PHPWomen Pairs with FOSS Projects to Encourage Diversity

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| Naramore says she got the idea while talking
| with Ed Finkler, lead developer of open source
| microblogging platform Spaz. "I help Ed with
| organizing his support team. We were
| discussing how to get more people involved in
| the project, and how great it would be to
| involve women (as I think the last statistic I
| saw showed that only 3% of open source
| contributors are female). From there, it
| branched into an idea that would help not only
| involve women in more projects, but it would
| identify the projects that have open and
| welcoming communities for all newcomers (male
| and female alike), and it would help bring
| them the help they desperately need. Everybody
| benefits, and it just made sense."


New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project

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| Finally, appointment of a team leader is an
| unusual request for a team to make to the
| Community Council, but as a team we found
| ourselves in the unique position of being a
| four+ year old team that never had a formal
| leader and having largely been organically
| grown with no formal âmembership ranksâ or
| process for voting for a leader. A huge thanks
| to my fellow Community Council members for
| their consideration and support during this
| process.


Whoâs afraid of Ubuntu Women?

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| The group seemed to feel that there was
| confusion about what this IRC channel was
| for. A couple of men in the room said that
| they didnât know whether they could or
| should join the channel, because it had the
| word âwomenâ in the name.

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