[Promotion] Women in FLOSS day?
tom at acrewoods.net
Thu Nov 2 16:19:27 PST 2006
On Friday 03 November 2006 00:02, Thilo Pfennig wrote:
> On Thursday 02 November 2006 23:36, Tink wrote:
> > As a women I'm interested in a FLOSS day. I'm just wondering why you
> > think it's bland, I don't think it's bland at all? Maybe not
> > interesting enough for men but than again men are not the target
> > group. Personally I don't think it needs all those extras, women who
> > are active in FLOSS do not need the 'wow' factor of big names and
> > awards, they probably just want to get together and discuss.
> Yeah, there we start with the discussion and and immediately see why
> such thing is important and also important that women define what the
> day really is about. About that men are not target group - sure this
> should be a day for women from women, but I suppose men are as far a
> target as the issues like this also should raise awareness to issues
> that women have.
Cripes, I never meant to suggest it was bland, Tink! In fact I said as much
quite explicitly. I'm just putting my editor's hat on and wondering how
interested the media will be in the initiative, and therefore how many people
hear about it. Maybe I misunderstood Thilo's original suggestion, but he
wrote that the day should "raise much more public awareness".
Organising a get-together for women in free software would be a great idea.
Actually it would also help raise public awareness by making it a bigger
story than "just" reminding people that there's a gender gap in the free
software community, and that women are doing great work. Reaching inactive
women and infantile men is a worthy objective IMO, alongside organising
something for active women.
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