[Announce] Gender (im)balance in African FOSS communities
sksowe at gmail.com
Tue May 8 07:47:33 UTC 2012
I am analyzing preliminary results from my FOSSDeva survey
Result (N =205) i got is 82.93% males and 14.63% females.
Am i right in assuming that there is more female participation in
African FOSS communities than reported elsewhere in the literature ?
1). Lin, Yuwei (2005a) A Techno-Feminist Perspective on the Free/Libre
Open Source Software Development. GenderIT.org. Retrieved March 9, 2010
2). Lin, Yuwei (2005b) Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender
Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development.
GenderIT.org. Retrieved March 9, 2012 from
3). Ghosh and Glott (2005) FLOSSpols: Skills Survey Interim Report.
In my assumption and survey, i have not investigated whether the two
genders are involved in different activities (e.g. coding, project
management, advocacy, bug reporting and fixing, etc.)
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