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Breaking down the gender divide in open source and open culture

Jan 19, 2012, 09:01 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rohan Pearce)

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"The tipping point for Linux kernel developer Valerie Aurora was when one of her friends was groped for the third time in a single year at a conference. 'As I heard about it I knew I'd remember all the times I'd been groped as well, and insulted and harassed — and that was just too much,' Aurora says.

"Aurora waited a month then emailed Mary Gardiner, who she knew from LinuxChix and Linux.conf.au. The result was the Ada Initiative: A non-profit organisation the two formed that aims to break down barriers women face when it comes to participation in open source, open technology and open culture more broadly."

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