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Re: hello everyone

* Carla Schroder <carla@bratgrrl.com> [2004:06:21 12:38 -0700]: 
> I am happy to see this list, and I hope we attract lots of cool women and 
> girls and other female human persons. I'm a Linux geek and system 
> administrator. I used to freelance, maintaining mixed Linux/windoze LANs, and 
> migrating folks off their horrid Exchange servers onto nice sensible 
> Postfix/Courier/Squirrelmail setups. Now I mostly write Linux howtos, and 
> schlep around in my jammies a lot.

And yell at us dotty cat ladies.. ;)

> I would really like to write an article about women in Linux. And not some 
> groupie-worship thing, slobbering over Big Names, but ordinary women doing 
> interesting Linux things. Like Erinn Clark getting this list going. Debian 
> supporters of any kind- maintainers, documentation writers, bugfinders, 
> sysadmins, etc. Women tend to think their contributions are insignificant, 
> which is total poo. So anyone who knows somebody, or who wants to toot their 
> own horn, please let me know. I think it would make an interesting list 
> discussion, don't be shy. The more visibility we create, the more other women 
> will be encouraged.

I think this is a great idea. I'd certainly be willing to be interviewed
and I think I know a lot of other women that would be enthusiastic about
this idea as well. Several of us did on-camera interviews in Brazil for
a movie about F/OSS coming out sometime in the future.. 

Visibility is a funny thing - it's totally necessary but it can be quite
scary for a lot of women. It's my hope (dream?) that something really
positive will come out of all of this. :)

off the chain like a rebellious guanine nucleotide

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