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NewsForge: GNOME and Google Reach Out to Women

Aug 22, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"GNOME's Women's Summer Outreach Program (WSOP) is underway, with twice the number of projects originally scheduled, thanks to Google's generosity. The program has not only brought a few more women into the GNOME fold, but it seems to have jump-started efforts to actively recruit female developers within other open source projects as well.

"The outreach program kicked off in June after the GNOME project received 181 applications for the Google Summer of Code (SoC) program--and none of the applicants were women. GNOME's Chris Ball and Hanna Wallach decided that wasn't acceptable and proposed that the GNOME Foundation use some of the Google SoC money to fund a project specifically to get women involved with GNOME..."

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