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HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

Sep 21, 2002, 10:00 (161 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Val Henson)

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"Clearly, people in the Linux community would like for more women to be involved in Linux, but most people don't know why so few women are involved or how to change that. This HOWTO is an effort to summarize the explanations, recommendations, and opinions of the women who already are interested and active in Linux. While we represent the women who 'made it,' we still have fairly important insights into why other women left or never entered the Linux community, as well as being keenly aware of the pressures which are currently pushing us out of the community.

"In this HOWTO, we'll talk about why women stay out of computing in general, why they stay away from Linux in particular, and what you can do personally to help encourage women in Linux. We hope that this HOWTO will result in more women using, installing, and developing Linux..."

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