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A First - KDE and the Outreach Program for Women

http://dot.kde.org

The KDE Community participated in the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) for the first time this year. It was more successful than expected. KDE got many great applications and mentored 4 students contributing to Free Software. The Outreach Program for Women encourages women to get involved in free and open source software.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Leena Simon

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Chris Woolfrey talks to 'Freedom Not Fear' organiser Leena Simon about Free Software dogmatism, surveillance, and why the movement needs more geek girls, in the latest fellowship interview from Free Software Foundation Europe.

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Women in free software: recommendations from the Women's Caucus

http://www.fsf.org

Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community. Those that attended the summit formed the Women's Caucus, and have been working to develop practical policy to recommend to the FSF and the wider free software community.

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Does Computer Engineer Barbie Use Linux?

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Assuming that the numbers from 2006 hold true, the level of participation by women in open source could use a lot of improvement. According to the Flosspols study, women make up less than 2 percent of the open source community. Proprietary software shows a not-great but much higher participation rate of nearly 30 percent.

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Who’s afraid of Ubuntu Women?

http://mdzlog.alcor.net

At the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit, there were three sessions held to discuss the future of the Ubuntu Women project. It was Friday afternoon, the last day of an intense week, and the energy level was fairly low. The focus seemed to be on reviewing the group’s objectives and agreeing who would take the next steps.

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Successful women in FOSS and IT

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

I wanted to show you some real world examples of how successful women in IT and FOSS in particular think about the gender issue. These women are not some gray, anonymous, unsubstantiated array of possible FOSS participants, but real life women who have their own ideas and ideals.

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Sexism: Open Source Software's Dirty Little Secret

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On September 19th, the GNOME Foundation and the Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on how to increase women's participation in the free and open source software (FOSS) communities.

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HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

http://tldp.org

Clearly, people in the Linux community would like for more women to be involved in Linux, but most people don't know why so few women are involved or how to change that. This HOWTO is an effort to summarize the explanations, recommendations, and opinions of the women who already are interested and active in Linux.

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Mini-summit on Women in Free Software

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software to discuss how the free software community can cultivate and increase participation by women in free software's development and activism communities.

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Where are the Alpha *Female* Hackers?

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Who have we got in the world of free software? There are certainly some big names like Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler of Mozilla and Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. But notice that both of these occupy executive positions: they hack business/legal/social systems.

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Debian women may leave due to 'sexist' post

http://www.itwire.com

At least two Debian women developers are reconsidering their participation in the GNU/Linux project following the posting of what they deem to be a sexist message to one of the mailing lists meant for developers.

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Women in Open Source

http://royal.pingdom.com

We here at Pingdom have been talking about why we don’t see that many women in Open Source, and were actually about to investigate it further and possibly write a blog post about it.

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Portrait: Pia Waugh

http://www.linux.com

Pia Waugh is a leading advocate for FLOSS in her home country, Australia, and all over the world. In addition to running a consultancy in partnership with her husband, she is the vice president of Linux Australia, the president of Software Freedom International (sponsor of the annual Software Freedom Day events), and on the board of directors of the OLPC Australia program.

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Chicks Love Linux

http://reallylinux.com

There I was standing around the LUG booth at the annual Linux expo when I realised that unlike years past, there were considerable numbers of female attendants. No, I am not referring exclusively to those female models hired to promote an OS (I won't mention which one) wearing skimpy demon costumes.

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Girls Love Linux

http://www.junauza.com

If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users? The most well known among them is called LinuxChix, and I’m not kidding. To know more about LinuxChix, I have collected some interesting facts about them so read on.

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