There’s no denying that the FOSS community has many virtues, but gender equality doesn’t seem to be one of them.Gender-related issues and tensions have plagued the FOSS world for as long as many of us can remember, and the problem has already been picked apart on these pages time, time and time again.Well guess what? It’s still a problem — at least, if recent discussion in the blogosphere is anything to go by. “Breaking down the gender divide in open source and open culture” is the title of a recent story on TechWorld, and it’s a provocative one.Focusing primarily on the Ada Initiative, the piece details some of the groping, insults and harassment frequently experienced by female members of the FOSS community. It also notes that women’s participation in open source is an order of magnitude worse than it is in the proprietary world.That it’s a problem at least on some level can hardly be denied. Linux bloggers varied widely, however, in their opinions as to what should be done. “If women with families have any free time from working in the craziness of the tech industry, bet it wont be doing some more code in the evening — however… Read full this story
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