"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."