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On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 13:36 -0500, Erinn Clark wrote:
> * Andrea Schweer <andrea@andaka.org> [2006:01:20 19:05 +0100]: 
> > On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 11:17 +1100, Helen Faulkner wrote:
> > >  Do you think it is still needed to encourage the involvement of women?
> > 
> > Probably. Hell, if I were exposed to a bit more enthusiasm along the
> > lines of "I'm looking for people to do X (some smallish task) at time Y
> > (a few hours on a given day)" a bit more regularly, that might make the
> > difference for me to change my priorities and decide that something else
> > I'm currently spending my time on is less important than contributing to
> > Debian. And Debian Women would be a good place for something like this
> > to come from (for me).
> Hm, I think that's a good idea; we've got a TODO list on the wiki, but I
> think it might be more useful to also announce things on the list when
> we need help with them.

Yes, I also think that would be a good idea. One reason is that it helps
to announce this kind of thing in as many places as possible. 

On the other hand, at least for motivating me, just re-posting the TODO
list here would be much less effective than organising some kind of
event where several people work on closely related tasks at the same
time (like the Gnome Women bug day which I unfortunately didn't have
time for). I don't mind working on my own, but especially when I'm
trying to figure out something new it helps to have people I can ask
directly. And that's a lot easier when I know they're working on
something similar and I'm less likely to disrupt them. 

How do others see this aspect?

> > But I'd also like a much more active Debian Women mailing list/project
> > in general, and at least I personally would very probably be more likely
> > to decide to contribute to Debian with more going on on this list. On
> > the other hand, if people have to choose between making Debian Women
> > more active (again) or doing something that will benefit Debian users a
> > bit more directly, I'd say do the latter. 
> So just out of curiosity, which things do you think would help you:
> technical discussions, community discussions, political discussions? I
> don't think anyone can fully experience Debian without all of these
> things, but it's hard for me to gauge which things our subscribers
> consider the most interesting.

I think it would be mostly technical discussions. But I think that's
partially because I also follow Planet Debian (where there are usually
enough postings about Debian politics to give me the impression that I
will hear about important events/discussions sooner or later) and
because I've been lurking on this list for so long that the more active
Debian Women members feel kind of familiar. Some more community
discussions on this list might be nice, but on the other hand I feel
like those belong more into IRC (so I should just get over my general
dislike of IRC and show up there occasionally).

Of course, these are just my opinions. It would be great to hear from a
few of the other less active list members!



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