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The Jem Report: SCALE 5x: Women in Open Source

Feb 12, 2007, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)

[ Thanks to Jem Matzan for this link. ]

"Today the Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth iteration kicked off with all-day mini-conferences on free and open source software in the health care industry and women in the free/open source software community. Since the sessions on women seemed to be the less popular, least business-friendly, and most interesting of the two subjects, that was the series I decided to sit in on. It was a life-changing experience for all who attended.

"The subject of women in free/open source software is one that had not been previously explored in SCALE or other, similar conferences to date. Viewing its debut was, to say the least, an extraordinarily interesting experience. Most of the speakers were experienced in giving presentations of this kind, but had previously been the only or one of few female speakers at other free software conventions..."

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