[Air-L] Gender disparity in Free Software versus ICT

Conor Schaefer conor.schaefer at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 02:22:43 PDT 2007

Following up to my own post here with another interesting gender and ICT 


This article blames the disparity on the nature of the software, or in 
the very least on the belief that men are just more confident than women.


Conor Schaefer wrote:
> Stumbled upon (funny how it's hard to use that phrase now... I should 
> have said "serendipitously found"!) this tonight. It was linked from 
> http://www.libervis.com/.
> It's a very small site just pointing out that the ratio of women to 
> men is far worse within the Free Software community than in general 
> ICT (which, as we all know, is very far from the global norm). It even 
> lists a little bit of literature on sources at the bottom.
> http://www.gendershouldntmatter.org/
> Conor

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