[nycbug-talk] Re: Women in Open Source (fwd)

Pete Wright pete
Mon Aug 2 22:24:32 EDT 2004

Dru wrote:

> A few months ago, I was asked to partake in an email survey, the 
> results of which are to be officially published tomorrow (and later in 
> a print magazine) at:
> http://pyre.third-bit.com/wios/
> My final feedback to the surveyor (and their response) follows. 
> Personally, I
> find the results alarming and am interested in hearing the perspective 
> from
> the group.
> While it won't come out in the article, it did bring up another slant 
> that should be pursued (though I don't know how yet...) The uninformed 
> perception
> re: open source and geekdom seems to be unfairly tainted by slashdot 
> moronics
> and programmer tantrums. I've found the perception of BSD to be far more
> mature. Sounds like some sort of opportunity here.
> Comments?
Dru, I think your comments are spot on.  I found this line interesting:

"...it is ironic to compare the rush to clone Microsoft's .NET to the 
indifference with which FLOSS developers have greeted Apple's UI."

I think this is right after your correction about linux/osx.  If they 
are refering to the MONO project, it would seem to be a non-sequator.  i 
hope it's just another mistake and not flame bait.

so dru, do you think from your experience that most FLOSS projects are 
just boy's clubs...or what?


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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