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Breaking down barriers for women in open source

Aug 09, 2010, 18:43 (0 Talkback[s])

"Barriers include the perception that the FOSS movement is a 'boys' club,' a shortage of female role models in the community, the feeling that women are being judged at a higher standard than men, feelings of isolation, sexist behavior, and non-coding roles that are often occupied by women being undervalued.

"The Women's Caucus also found that finances were more likely to be an obstacle for women than men (in terms of being able to donate to open-source projects), and that young girls were not being exposed to FOSS software in K-12 education."

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