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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Strategy Discussion: Community Statement
  • From: Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:58:37 +0200
  • Message-id: <201006181658.41641.kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
So, baring the social atmosphere, what is left besides a lack of interest or
attraction of/to female users?

Let me give you few examples:

* lack of female role models within the community (female contributors are
invisible)

* lack of mentoring program (it's not easy to start contributing if you don't
have long history of working with computers, which is many women's case , AND
finding a mentor to help you get started is not incredibly easy)

* hostile environment (sexist comments, jokes & blogposts, and nobody
protesting them)

Please find some more in this wonderful paper:
http://www.flosspols.org/deliverables/FLOSSPOLS-D16-
Gender_Integrated_Report_of_Findings.pdf

fB.
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\\\\\ Katarina Machalkova
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