[Linux-aus] How can we address gender imbalance in LA/AU-FLOSS? (Was: An Open Letter to the Open Source Community)
purserj at k-sit.com
Thu May 24 02:12:51 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 10:54 +0930, Kym Farnik wrote:
> I think we should expect FLOSS to have the same gender proportions as
> the ICT industry in general. Meaning 20-25%. To expect more is not
> sensible. For whatever reasons more males are attracted to ICT,
> although females are just as capable.
I've been pondering this stat for a little while now. The disparity
between the women in ICT vs women in FOSS is quite large, and I don't
think it can be solely attributed to knuckle draggers.
Thoughts on why this is would be welcome.
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