[IndiChix] reguarding an article about linuxchix
vid at svaksha.com
Fri Sep 11 06:17:39 UTC 2009
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:29, swamynathan <meswamy at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi vid ,
> this is swamy (from jaya engineering college) , we met at mukt.in...
> well this year our foss club is celebrating software freedom on 19th sept...
> we plan to release a souvenir , i was thinking about having a section about
> linuxchix ,
> we would be really greateful if you could give an online or over phone
> interview as soon as possible(if possible today)
Hello ! Nice to hear the activities for SFD'09 and a big thanks for
wanting to feature LinuxChix-India in the souvenir. I am CC'ing your
mail to the Indichix list so that others can add their comments too.
Since I am not sure what your requirements are and your mail had no
specific questions, I am enclosing some information about
Linuxchix.org (the international group) and the local chapter
(LC-india). Feel free to ask for more information.
Here is a short intro about Linuxchix from :
LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and for anyone who
wants to support women in computing. We are an international group of
Free Software users and developers, founded in 1999 with the aim of
"supporting women in Linux." Founder Deb Richardson described it as an
alternative to the "locker room atmosphere" found in some online
technical forums and gave LinuxChix two core rules: "be polite" and
"be helpful." LinuxChix is now many things to many people, but it
remains primarily a group for supporting women in computing,
specifically in Open Source/Free Software/Software Libre computing.
LinuxChix has been continually active for eight years, and its mailing
lists have attracted over one thousand members worldwide. In addition,
it has over fifteen active regional chapters.
Deb Richardson started LinuxChix because she was tired of seeing new
users being browbeaten for asking "stupid" questions. She was tired of
seeing people respond to perfectly valid questions with "RTFM", "we're
not a Linux help channel", and other such not-terribly-useful things.
She wanted to attempt to create a more hospitable community in which
people can discuss Linux, a community that encourages participation
and that doesn't allow the quieter among us to be drowned out by the
vocal minority. She also wanted to run a group that was aimed at
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