"From thoughtless comments on mailing lists to outright
rudeness, women constantly battle the perception that there is no
comfortable place for them in the predominately male world of open
source software. That, however, may be beginning to change.
"With the advent of projects like GNOME Foundation's Summer
Outreach Program aimed at supporting women developers, and with
women-centric LUGs such as LinuxChix and Debian Women springing up,
women are finding the respect that most community members--male and
female--feel they deserve..."
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