Re: Looking for women? - Something wrong with the numbers?

On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 11:44 +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 23:49 +0100, Anne Østergaard wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 23:28 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 23:21 +0100, Anne Østergaard wrote:
> > > > In my opinion the first smart Free Software community that understands
> > > > that freedom should be for more than 50% of the worlds population
> > > > (theoretically speaking) and that it should respect all its users and
> > > > would be users plus welcome and include newcommers will be the community
> > > > that everyone wants to belong to.
> > > 
> > > Nobody here decided that freedom is only for men, so there's no need to
> > > persuade us that we are wrong to have decided that. If you have any
> > > practical suggestions to make involvement easier for anyone then let's
> > > hear them.
> > 
> > Nobody decided this. It just seems so to me according to the statistics
> > and my own experience. I am referring to Free Software and freedom to
> > have a say in IT matters and to be heard. 
> > And it did not occur to the GNOME society (or anyone else) earlier to do
> > anything about this fact which could have deep consequences for our
> > national and global society.
> It is easy to criticize, and it have occurred to the GNOME society
> before that a higher percentage of women involved would be good thing.
> The problem is that nobody seems to be able to come up with any concrete
> ideas for trying to make the situation better. As Murray (and others)
> have said, if you have concrete suggestions for how we can improve
> things we are all ears.

For the past three years I have been inviting some competent female
speakers to present on user day. Even this year I expext to see 3- 4 on
the podium on my initiative.

> If you want to try and set up a 'Women in GNOME' task force to look into
> the issue and try to come up with some proposals, I as a board member
> would be more than willing to support such a thing.

I think I should host a BoF on Saturday or Sunday during GUADEC 6 in May
if possible.

Thank you for your kind support:)


Anne Østergaard <anne oestergaard nu>

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