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Re: Article on Debian Women

Hi all,

I've been wanting to jump into this thread since it started but I've been
feverishly fighting fires. Ahh, Open Source politics <sigh>

> On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 07:48:43PM +0100, Karianne Grønningsæter wrote:
>> I was thinking about writing a short article about being a girl on
>> Matarò Ubuntu conference, and some thoughts and ideas I got there. Now,
>> as I wrote to my laptop-battery died on the plane, and then continued
>> with another 4 pages by hand, it may seem to be a larger article, and
>> will probably need some more time and work before it comes.
>> I'll post it as soon as it's ready.

Sounds awesome!

At LCA2005 (http://linux.conf.au) there was talk of running a women in
open source BOF. We are getting a better turn-out of women every year!
It'd be great to have a BOF and try to come up with some actions to move
forward with what we all care about. I have some ideas myself, and I
believe that actions achieve results. To be honest it is the best way to
get a message through to our community, where JFDI is everyones motto.
Then we can all go out for a drink afterwards :)

I have to say I have been quite impressed with some of the community
response to discussions about women in this space. The DebConf responses
to Erinns talk about the Women in Debian project in Brazil for instance
were mostly mature and supportive. There are and always will be idiots out
there, it is a matter of ensuring that attitude isn't the accepted norm :)

Hugs to all, I'll post some more ideas when I've finished playing with
fires ;)

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