[Techtalk] [OT] HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

Sujita Purushothaman sujita at mimos.my
Wed Aug 28 13:21:53 EST 2002

Hi Val,
       Under the explanation you wrote that among the women involved in
Linuxchix  is an O'Reilly author. If that wasn't Jenn, you might want to
put "O'Reilly authors" instead, or do we have to wait till her book is
to do that?
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. :)
> -VAL
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