Tonight Live: Is there a "Glass Ceiling" in the Linux Community, and Eric Raymond
May 15, 2001, 19:15 (16 Talkback[s])
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have
a controversial show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the week. In particular, we will talk about
the S-390 that IBM has made available to the community, and lots
more In Segments Two- Is there a Linux Glass
Motivated by the announcement May 9th that GirlGeeks® will
Partner with LinuxCertified to Provide Key Linux skills to Women IT
Professionals, it occured to us to ask "why is this
gender specific program needed?" So, we have to face the basic
issue whether or not there exists a glass ceiling
in the Linux Community as it does in the greater IT community.
We will be joined by Viktorie Navratilova, Kristine
Hanna, Natasha Zaslove and Chandler Kant (of Linux
Viktorie Navratilova is a well known Linux advocate, lug member
and author of a series of very well received articles on Linux for
The Chicago Tribune.
Kristine Hanna is the co-founder, president and CEO of
GirlGeeks, the career success site for women in IT. Kristine became
passionate about providing techy women the resources they need to
succeed while working as digital effects producer, most recently
for George Lucas; Kristine was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
Natasha Zaslove is the director of marketing for GirlGeeks. In a
former career life, Natasha was a lawyer representing government
entities in complex construction projects; her disillusionment with
the legal profession, passion for technology and ensuing search for
a more fulfilling career led Natasha to join GirlGeeks where she is
able to help other women discover their IT career dreams.
Chander Kant is founder and president of LinuxCertified, Inc, a
leading provider of Linux training and expertise. Chander has been
involved with technology and business side of Linux in many
different projects. He is very enthusiastic about enabling Linux as
a mainstream operating system.
We will discuss the existence of that glass ceiling, and why
GirlGeeks partnered with LinuxCertified as a reaction to a need to
provid women ready access to Linux training. We will expand the
conversation to include information specific to the new alliance
between GeekGirls and LinuxCertified.
In Segments Three- Eric's View: The Mundie
A week and a half ago we were given a heads up by Eric Raymond
about a speech that was coming up by Craig Mundie of Microsoft, and
Eric predicted correctly that this would be the launch of one of
the most controversial attacks on Open Source yet launched by
Microsoft. To say Eric was right is one of the understatements of
It was our hope last week to have Eric and Craig Mundie from
Microsoft come on last weeks show. Mr Mundie is still dodging our
requests, eric on the otherhand will be on the show to express his
opinion on the issue.
Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to
join us on the show, check our IRC Chat
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
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