Open Source For Women – Geek Contributors To Open Source

Though Open Source is gaining popularity, there are about 1.5% of women who are involved in active contribution towards OS communities. This trend could be increased with the following communities and more advocacy

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Groups of women in Open Source:

    • Debian Women – homepage of the Debian Women Project, a subproject of the Debian Project.

    • LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers.

    • Fedora Women – Fedora Women is a project designed to connect and assist women who are interested in using and contributing to Fedora.

    • GNOME Women – GNOME Women is a group dedicated to providing encouragement for women to contribute to GNOME, a free and open-source GNU/Linux and Unix desktop suite.

    • KDE Women – KDE Women is a group of women in the KDE community.

    • Ubuntu Women – Ubuntu-Women is a team functioning under Ubuntu to provide a platform and encouragement for women to contribute to Ubuntu-Linux.

    • PHP Women – PHP Women community.

    • Drupal Chix – Drupal women community

    • Apache Women – The women@apache group was formed to help women become active in projects at Apache.

     

    There are quite a few women who are active contributors in Open Source or FOSS. Here is a list of Women who have generously contributed and are role models for others.

    http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_women_in_FLOSS

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