Women&Mozilla

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Oct. 2009: Women & Mozilla (WoMoz) presentation at Podcamp Barcelona Event (Spain)

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Women&Mozilla

  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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