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9 Myths about Free/Open Source Software and Feminism

9. FOSS feminism is only a priority for women:

False. Although men tend to stay in the background, many support FOSS feminism. For instance, when The Ada Initiative looked for one hundred supporters to give it initial funding, 52 of the 87 individual donors had male names (the rest were anonymous, or groups). [Full disclosure: I resigned from The Ada Initiative’s advisory board in November 2011, after serving on it for several months.]