FSF to Host Women in Free Software Mini-Summit

Rikki Endsley

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Aug 25, 2009 GMT
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The Free Software Foundation announced that it will host a mini-summit on women in free software. According to the announcement, the September 19th summit will "... gather a small group of women activists, thinkers, and scholars to identify strategies and initiatives that will foster sustained participation by women in the movement." Deborah Nicholson of the Free Software Foundation, the GNOME Foundation's Stormy Peters, and activist Hillary Retig are helping organize the gathering.

In the announcement, Deborah Nicholson says, "At the summit, we will discuss existing entry points, why women don't always feel invited, and when they do, why they don't always stay. Individual projects have found ways to make women welcome and we will look at some of these examples and discuss how to build on those successes. We will also identify new strategies and tactics to help create a balanced community."

To find out more, visit: http://www.fsf.org/news/summit-on-women-in-free-software

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