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Women in FOSS

Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source
Christina Haralanova | 2 February 2007
The article published in Newsforge.com related to women involving in open source. Many of the topics discussed are related to the negative aspects of this involvement, including the sexism in the LUG groups, the barriers, many of which social. However, interesting positive examples are also given. 

Women in Open Source Mini-conference
Christina Haralanova | 24 January 2007
The Southern California Linux Expo announces plans to a ’Women In Open Source’ Mini-conference. The goals of the conference are to encourage women to use technology and open source and free software, and to explore the obstacles that women face in breaking into the technology industry. The audience will be those women who may have an interest in technology, but hesitate to get into it because they believe it’s a male-only club. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual So Cal Linux Expo, at the Westin LAX Hotel. The ’Women in Open Source’ mini-conference will be held February 9th. 

Opening doors to open source for women
| 18 January 2007
From thoughtless comments on mailing lists to outright rudeness, women constantly battle the perception that there is no comfortable place for them in the predominately male world of open source software. That, however, may be beginning to change. Article by Lisa Hoover. 

GNOME sponsors female developers in a Summer Outreach Program
Christina Haralanova | 5 July 2006
The GNOME Foundation is offering USD$18000 to female students in order to promote the participation of women in GNOME-related development. 

Bridging the gender digital divide in FOSS: Women’s engagement with Free Open Source Software
Christina Haralanova | 3 July 2006
Social justice advocates welcome the development of Free Open (or Libre) Source Software (FOSS) and regard it as having the potential to make a significant contribution towards bridging not only the digital divide, but also the gender divide. 

Backlash at the World Summit
Christina Haralanova | 6 February 2006
The use of proprietary software, which remains under the control of the vendor rather than the user, forces democracies into a dangerous dependency from corporations. 

Roundtable: Women and Free Software, 24 July 2005
Christina Haralanova | 24 August 2005
This event is the first step of creating a "Women and Free Software" collective in Montreal. This will be an occasion to gather the people of Quebec interested to participate in its creation. 


Women and Free Software: are we strategic enough?
Christina Haralanova | 7 March 2005

The Free Concept : the Gender Law
Joelle Palmieri | 2 March 2005

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