Re: [Issues] How do women become involved with free and open source software?
Hi, Bruce, and everyone else,
Here are my answers, which I expect are highly
> The survey had just slightly over 1% of its
> responses from women
There was a time not all that long ago (1998 or so)
that 1% represented the percentage of women in FOSS.
So... I am not at all surprised.
> - do you have a university degree?
> - are you currently in a permanent relation?
No, but... Why would anyone need to know this?
> - do you have children?
> - are you employed? If so, in what area? (include
> "student" as an employment category)
Yes, systems administration and security
> - are you self-employed?
> Involvement with FOSS
> - how old were you when you first became involved
> with FOSS?
> - which of these attract you to FOSS: the chance to
> exchange knowledge and develop new skills, to teach
> or instruct, to live and work according
> to ideals, to get to know like-minded people, or
> something else?
None of the above. I got interested when my employer
and my career dictated I had to get interested. I had
no clue about it before that.
> - how many hours per week do you spend on
> FOSS-related activites?
That's a tough one to answer. If I am administering a
Linux system or doing security work which involves
Linux systems does that count? Does only coding
(which I do in small measure) count?
> - are you inolved as a leader or coordinator of any
Not at the moment.
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