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Re: Women's participation chart

On Sep 9, 2010, at 22:55, Francesca Ciceri wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 03:07:24PM -0400, David Raleigh Arnold wrote:
>> The x-axis says that women have reached 40. What? 40 women or
>> 40 pct of something? Regards, daveA
> 40 is not a percentage of something, 40 is the actual number of women who did
> a First Upload between 1996 and 2010.
> Roughly speaking, we can say that *in percentage* the Debian Project is in
> line with the general FLOSS trend in which the presence of women is in the
> order of 1,2-1,5%.
> As a sidenote, I can add that a recent study made some noise because pointed
> out that women represent 28% of proprietary software developers against 1,5 to
> 2% in Open Source Software.
> It's important to compare the number of First Upload (40) with the (little)
> number of women become DD (15) or DM (2):is it a good rate? We can't answer,
> cause there's not similar statistics for male contributors (and we
> (Debian-Women) are on the
> way for making it) and, if it's not a good rate: where's the bottleneck?
> So, stay tuned: we're working on this stastistic_stuff. And hints are welcome!

Really great stuff! Thanks for doing this. Is there more information? I'd like to write a little bit about this in the DPN.


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