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February Recap: Women In The Open Source Movement

March 5th, 2011



On Monday Christina Haralanova introduced the girl geeks to the software freedom philosophy, the gender gap and the functioning principles of the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) community that tend to isolate rather than include more female members.

Listening to her talk about what makes women such an important part of this movement really hit home with many of us. Despite the traditional North American habit to nourish technology in boys more so than girls, she did a great job at decoded some of the myths for women considering entering the FOSS movement.

It was clear to all that Christina knows her stuff, and we’re thankful she shared some of her very relevant & timely work with our group. Thank you, Christina!

Read more about what Christina is doing at Ludost.org where she talks about Hactivism, Software Freedom & Feminism. Also download her thesis (in French) Release 1.0: Women’s Contribution to Free and Open Source Software.


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