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Women in Mozilla & FLOSS
Some numbers

●   Women represent just 2% of FLOSS contributors

●   More than 25% in proprietary

●   Slight > in proport...
Famous Women in FLOSS

●   Mitchell Baker – Head & Chairperson of
    Mozilla Foundation, Chairperson Mozilla
    Corporat...
What about Mozilla?

●   Mozilla now has WoMoz!
                       www.womoz.org
●   WHAT? meeting point open to all, ...
Some problems

●   Technical appearance of FLOSS projects


●   Discrimination
       –   Sexist jokes
       –   Repeated...
Why a «women's» project?

●   Products are the reflection of those who created
    them


●   Too many men = reflects in o...
Questions
●   How can we encourage more women to
     participate in FLOSS projects?
●   Do you (especially women) feel so...
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Oct. 2009: Women & Mozilla (WoMoz) presentation at Podcamp Barcelona Event (Spain)

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  1. 1. Women in Mozilla & FLOSS
  2. 2. Some numbers ● Women represent just 2% of FLOSS contributors ● More than 25% in proprietary ● Slight > in proportion of women since 2000 - European FLOSSPOLS Survey, 2002-2005
  3. 3. Famous Women in FLOSS ● Mitchell Baker – Head & Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation, Chairperson Mozilla Corporation ● Satoko Takita – Chairman Mozilla Japan ● Ubuntu Women, GNOME Women, PHP Women, DrupalChix, Linuxchix, Debian Women, etc.
  4. 4. What about Mozilla? ● Mozilla now has WoMoz! www.womoz.org ● WHAT? meeting point open to all, where women can meet other FLOSS contributors (ML, IRC, wiki, blog) ● GOAL? Help contribute to FLOSS & Mozilla: localization, events, QA, evangelism, community marketing, development...
  5. 5. Some problems ● Technical appearance of FLOSS projects ● Discrimination – Sexist jokes – Repeated flirting – Stereotyped approach of their skills ● Communities mainly composed of men
  6. 6. Why a «women's» project? ● Products are the reflection of those who created them ● Too many men = reflects in outcome of created products (Web + software) ● Because we want the Web and computing to be more open & more representative of entire society
  7. 7. Questions ● How can we encourage more women to participate in FLOSS projects? ● Do you (especially women) feel something should be done about this subject? ● How can we help women integrate this predominantly male world? ● In your opinion, what is missing for a larger participation of women in FLOSS & Mozilla? Come and join us on womoz.org!!
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