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Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software

Aug 24, 2009, 21:47 (0 Talkback[s])

"software and freedom to everyone, the FSF and GNOME Foundation are seeking practical initiatives to increase the participation of women in the movement. Historically, women have been underrepresented in the technology and free software communities, and despite recent increases in the adoption of free software, the situation has not significantly improved. Deborah Nicholson said, "At the summit, we will discuss existing entry points, why women don't always feel invited, and when they do, why they don't always stay. Individual projects have found ways to make women welcome and we will look at some of these examples and discuss how to build on those successes. We will also identify new strategies and tactics to help create a balanced community."

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