[Techtalk] [OT] HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

Shuying shuyingw at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Wed Aug 28 14:15:39 EST 2002

Cool! :) Thanks for writing up that howto...Could we also have a
generalised form...like "HOWTO Encourage Women in Computing" as some of
these are quite specific to Linux and Open Source while others apply
generally to computing? Would you mind if I got the editor of the
compsoc (faculty society) newsletter to put it in our next issue of the


On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Val Henson wrote:

> This subject is somewhat off-topic for techtalk, but I wanted a few
> more reviews before I release this HOWTO in the wild.  The list admins
> have given me permission to post this on techtalk, but we ask that you
> keep the "Subject" line exactly the same on your replies so that
> people not interested in this thread can easily delete it.  Thanks!
> With the help of many many women, I wrote "HOWTO Encourage Women in
> Linux."  This is mainly a response to all the people at Ottawa Linux
> Symposium who asked me what they could do to encourage women to get
> and stay involved in Linux.  We had a very good discussion at the
> LinuxChix BOF which led to many of the ideas in the HOWTO.
> The goal of the HOWTO is to replace that big gnawing empty hole in
> many people's heads entitled "Why the heck are women not interested in
> Linux and what can I do to change it?"  If that's not what it
> accomplishes when you read it, then I need to rewrite it.  Let me know
> what you think!
> http://www.nmt.edu/~val/howto.html
> It's too big to post on a mailing list - over 40K. :)

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