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Re: Updating stats, thinking about what to do

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 02:29:47PM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> > The increase of female DDs between 2005 and 2008 might be
> > statistically related to the increase of first uploads between 2003
> > and 2005 according to the graph. It could also be unrelated, the
> > evidence is not very solid.

> I think it's pretty clear, that the DW project cause an important
> increase in participation which later led to an increase in more women
> becoming DDs.  Obviously not all cases are related, but I think that
> it's pretty evident that the original effort had a very immediate
> result, while nowadays we are almost having no results, and I'd like
> to do something about it.

Maybe we need to recreate the circumstances from the early days of

 - get someone to post unbelievably sexist remarks on debian-devel
 - summon our righteous indignation about this behavior, drawing attention
   with blogs, etc.
 - make it clear that this sexism is an intolerable minority view and that
   the majority welcomes involvement in Debian by people of all genders,
   making women aware that debian-women exists as a resource to help them
   get involved in Debian


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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