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An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software
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An Ethnography of Women in Free/Libre Open Source Software

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Slides presented at Rails Girls Galway, Galway (Ireland) 17-18 May 2013

Slides presented at Rails Girls Galway, Galway (Ireland) 17-18 May 2013

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  • 1. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).An Ethnography of Women inFree/Open Source SoftwareYuwei LinLecturer in Future MediaUniversity of SalfordUK
  • 2. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).
  • 3. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).
  • 4. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).
  • 5. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Gentlemens Club?- PyCon UK 2011
  • 6. 6Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).A Hackers Ideal Soul MateRMSs Personal Ad(as of 23 May 2012, its stated that “Currently for amusement only.”)My former Personal Ad[This was last updated in early 2009. The ages are out of date now.]Im a single atheist white man, 55, reputedly intelligent, with unusual interests in politics, science,music and dance.Id like to meet a woman with varied interests, curious about the world, comfortable expressing herlikes and dislikes (I hate struggling to guess), delighting in her ability to fascinate a man and in beingloved tenderly, who values joy, truth, beauty and justice more than "success"--so we can share boutsof intense, passionately kind awareness of each other, alternating with tolerant warmth while wereabsorbed in other aspects of life.My 25-year-old child, the Free Software Movement, occupies most of my life, leaving no room formore children, but I still have room to love a sweetheart if she doesnt need to spend time with meevery day. I spend a lot of my time traveling to give speeches, often to Europe, Asia and LatinAmerica; it would be nice if you were free to travel with me some of the time.If you are interested, write to rms at gnu dot org and well see where it leads.http://stallman.org/extra/personal.html
  • 7. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).YRS 2011
  • 8. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Source:http://tinyurl.com/ckolnku
  • 9. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Barriers of Including Women● Cyberbulling & trolling, sexist & discriminative languages● Unfriendly and inhumane online environment (e.g. RTFM)● gendered role in FLOSS development - inequality of differenttypes of knowledge & womens reduced role● Housework (child-rearing) – lack of time● Lack of role models, mentors and support● Education● A male-dominated competitive worldview (reputation, flaming)● Any other reasons that differ from culture to culture, nation tonation, region to region?
  • 10. 10Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Diverse solutions● Debian-Women, Ubuntu-women, KDE-women (mixedsex)● GenderChanger (single sex)● IMC-Women (single sex)● who (memberships), said what (topics), done what(actions)
  • 11. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Feminising FLOSS Mascots
  • 12. 12Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Debian-Women● Founded in May 2004● Aim to balance and diversify the Debian Projectby actively engaging with interested women andencouraging them to become more involved withDebian● Promoting womens involvement in Debian byincreasing the visibility of active women, providingmentoring and role models, and creatingopportunities for collaboration with new andcurrent members of the Debian Project (e.g.,translation).● Activities: online tutorials, bug-squashing parties,outreaching, mailing list, IRC channel● Not just women members, but all who areinterested in increasing the participation of womenin Debian.
  • 13. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).
  • 14. 14Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).GenderChangers Academy● since Nov. 1999● ladies only (on the etc-int list)● /etc - eclectic tech carnival● DIY or DIO (hands-on training)● exchanging computer related skills● grass root and local● The /etc is named for the /etc directory in whichLinux stores system configuration files.
  • 15. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported)./etc the Eclectic Tech Carnival.
  • 16. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).Mcr Girls Geek
  • 17. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).PyCon UK 2011● PyCon UK had keynotes from AllisonRandal, Laura Creighton and Lorna JaneMitchell.● Allison kicked things off with “TheFallacy of the Zero-Sum Game”,discussing why free software is thefuture of technology because the valuesof cooperation and collaboration providea better environment for improvingtechnology.● PHP developer Lorna Jane Mitchellconducted a wonderful, well-timed, slide-free talk about contributing to opensource projects and the benefits outsidethe project that can result: job offers,recognition, personal improvement.
  • 18. Rails Girls Galway, 17-18 May 2013These slides are cc-licensed (Attribution 3.0 Unported).

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