Re: Another "Women in Open Source" Session
Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
Which research were they talking about? And what do they mean with
´disconsider´? I can only talk for the FLOSS surveys and hereby the
questionnaires were public. Announcements were on many large websides
(slashdot, linuxworld, linuxfr, etc.)
Em Sex, 2005-08-12 às 18:20 +0200, Jutta Wrage escreveu:
Am 12.08.2005 um 13:56 schrieb Gustavo Noronha Silva:
Did they think, the number was wrong? Or what was the negative
and witnessed some negative reaction to this study on the local
Basicaly, some people did not like the fact that many women who are on,
for example, Linuxchix groups, were disconsidered.
True, in 2002 there were mainly quesitons concerning software
development. Yet in the FLOSSPOLS survey we are looking at free software
participants with all kind of activities, including coding, documenting,
translating, organising conferences, engaging in political activities,
etc. We particularly ask for the type of activities people are into
because we are aware that free software is more than coding. Have a
look. The survey is still running so you can also fill it in.
I argued that the research was probably focused on people who do code,
disconsidering system administrators and the general user population
which indeed seems to have bigger share.
You can ask me any time directly and also forward my address to people
who have questions about the surveys.
Just wanted to take a look at the researches to confirm that theory.